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The Rumbelow Family, Magaliessig, South Africa

August, 2002
I have been staying at Sarah's home for a while. Sarah is 16, and has been diagnosed since August 1998. Sarah's family (Andy, Jill, Stuart, Sarah, Sarah's dog Keta and an old half tailed cat Max), were hoping that I would arrive in time to go to the big Comrades Marathon Race in Durban with them. Unfortunately I couldn't make it, but Sarah brought me back a bead necklace, which all the runners wore in aid of charity. I have spent a lot of time sitting on Sarah's bed as she has been studying for exams, but that was OK as I am still jetlagged from my trip back from America. We have been able to go to Sandton City (Sarah loves shopping!) and Montecasino - I didn't gamble, as I was too young. Stuart's girlfriend was visiting from Sweden, so I learnt a bit of Swedish and heard how Swedish bears live. Charlotte brought one for Sarah's mom, so I was able to practise my Swedish. I went with Sarah's dad to visit a building site where they are building a bridge that is going to be very important - it is even called the Nelson Mandela Bridge.

Last Friday, I visited my friends at the Bryanston Moms and Tots Support Group and saw Tim and Panyiotti again. It was so nice to meet up with my friends again. Sarah's mom works for the SA Diabetes Association and she gave me a Sugarbird brooch, which is the symbol of SADA. I am wearing it with the brooch that I got in America.

The Rumbelow Family

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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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