The Goossens Family, Brights Grove, Ontario, Canada, brings Rufus to the Pasadena Friends for Life conference, July 17-21, 2002
July 10, 2002
Rufus arrives. "Wow, what a surprise!" It was like Christmas. We all ripped apart the box to see what was inside.
July 11, 2002
Carly made Rufus a D-tron pump and gave him a Canada pin to add to his vest.
July 12, 2002
We are all off to the Children with Diabetes Convention in California! Rufus is wearing his new D-tron Disetronic Pump. Rufus was allowed behind the pilots seat on the Northwest flight to California!
July 22, 2002
The convention was great! Rufus met so many wonderful people. It was inspiring for the kids to see Miss America 1999 and Gary Hall, Jr., achieve their goals. Diabetes does not slow you down. They were both great speakaers.
The exhibits were awesome, lots of free stuff for the kids. Workshops were good for both kids and parents. Carly loved seeing the Pump Girls and getting their new CD.
Thank you, Children with Diabetes, for a wonderful convention!
July 30, 2002
Well, we had a great time with Rufus in California. We went back to Canada and took him for one last adventure - for French Fries under the Bluewater Bridge, something all Sarnia people love to do. Tomorrow, we will pak you up and send you to the Troian Family in Orillia, Ontario.
Carly, Grant, Cathy, Dave, and Cole Goossens
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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