The Thompson Family, Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
June 3, 2002
You would not believe the excitement that filled our home on the day that Rufus arrived. Mark was totally surprised when he and his brother Ryan picked up the parcel at the post office. We spent the remainder of the afternoon sorting through the stuff that came with Rufus. We gave Rufus the Flame of Hope pin.
June 4, 2002
Rufus went to schol with Mark and was introduced to Mrs. Bitsack (Mark's teacher) and Mark's classmates. He also met the principal, Mr. Oldford, and the secretary, Ms. Budgell. Rufus was all tuckered out; he slept with Mark and Bobby (the bear that he made).
June 5, 2002
We were all very surprised to see Rufus with a pump. We are hoping to get Mark started on a pump this summer. Mark was diagnosed with diabetes in June 1994 just after his first birthday.
June 6, 2002
Mark had a track and field meet today with all of the grade 3 and 4 students at Peacock. Everyone had a super day and they all received a ribbon for participating. Rufus spent the day with Bobby bear!
June 7, 2002
Mark is a stamp collector, so he and Rufus sorted through some new stamps that Mark's dad brought him back from Ottawa. There are over 200 stamps on the livingroom floor!
June 8, 2002
Mark has swimming lessons today. Rufus came to the pool with us-he didn't swim, but he he was happy to watch from the side of the pool.
June 9, 2002
We spent most of the day outside on roller blades and enjoying the beautiful weather. We have enjoyed having Rufus visit with us, but now he has to depart for Brights Grove, Ontario and visit the Goossens family. So Long Rufus!
The Thompson Family
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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