The Clarke Family, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
May 26, 2003
Ruby arrived in Ottawa on a rainy afternoon. Sarah (6, dx'd January 1999), David (8), and Mom (Barb) were so excited to find her in her traveling box! We can't wait to show Daddy (Darrin) when he gets home!
It is a very busy time at our house. Last week our school held its first "Kids Walk for the Cure." We raised over $4,600. We were hoping Ruby would have made it in time to walk with Manordale Public School, but Sarah's other two Rubies walked in her place.
Our family is also moving next week, so Ruby #5 will get to see Sarah's new room!
The day after we move, Ottawa's JDRF Chapter is holding its annual "Walk for the Cure." Ruby #5 will definitely be able to join our team, "Sarah's Shining Stars," this time.
My name is Sarah. I'm 6 years old. I have diabetes. I was 2 years old when I got it. I have a pump.
May 27, 2003
Our class enjoyed having Ruby with us for the day at our school, Manordale. Grade 1 class of Sarah's.
May 28, 2003
Sarah's brother David brought Ruby to our Grade 2 class today. He taught us all about diabetes. We read from Ruby's journal and found all the places she has been on the map. It was so interesting! Thank you, Sarah, for sharing Ruby with us!
Mrs. Drummong (Manordale School - Ottawa)
May 28, 2003 We were very happy to have Ruby visit our class. After learning about diabetes at discussion groups and participating in the Walk for the Cure, we were very pleased to read Ruby's journal and learn about other children with Juvenile Diabetes.
Miss Ling's 5/6 grad class (Manordale School - Ottawa)
June 8, 2003
Today was walk day in Ottawa. Over 3,000 people walked for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. We had a great day! Even though we moved yesterday, we managed to walk the 5k. Ruby had a ride on Sarah's back. Our friend, Sue, from the JDRF office, gave Ruby a "walk" collector's pin. She is wearing it proudly.
Unfortunately, we were not able to take Ruby to see the Parliament Buildings because of our move. Maybe another family in Ottawa will have the chance to take her for a visit!
June 9, 2003
David, Sarah, Ruby, and Rufus went to visit Amy today. Amy is an avid collector of bears, and Ruby got to visit Amy's bear room. She has hundreds of bears in all shapes and sizes!
Sarah also gave Ruby a button and a pump just like hers. It makes it easier to give her insulin.
Goodbye from Canada, Ruby. I will miss you! I love you!
The Clarke Family
Sarah, David, and Ruby
Sarah, David, Rufus, and Ruby in Amy's "BearRoom"
At our "Kids Walk for the Cure"
Rufus and Ruby, the bears with diabetes, is the creation of Carol Cramer, who owns the copyright to Rufus and Ruby. The graphics of Rufus are from Rufus Come Home, written by Kim Gosselin and illustrated by Terry Ravenelli, and are used by permission of the author.
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