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The Stamas Family, Scottsdale, Arizona

photo Wednesday, May 23, 2001 - Scottsdale, AZ
I just got out of school for the day and my mom gave me a box that came in the mail! I was sooo excited when I opened it, because it was RUFUS! I had been waiting for days. Right now, we are driving to rehearsal for a play I am in called Southwest Tails. I just got back from rehearsal...Rufus met a friend of mine that also has diabetes! He met a lot of other friends too, but they didn't have diabetes. Awhile after we got there we checked our blood sugar. We were 55, so we ate some Chex Mix. Then Rufus watched the rest of rehearsal. Now we are driving home to go eat dinner and then go to bed!

Thursday, May 24, 2001
We just woke up. We are going to my class party today. We are at the class party. We are making water balloons. Now we are doing some relay races. Now we are having snow cones. After we ate our snow cones, we went swimming. Then we gave my teacher her present. Then we went to rehearsal for Southwest Tails. Then we came homw and ate dinner and went to sleep.

Friday, May 25, 2001
We just woke up. I was HIGH! Then we got ready for school. Then we went to school. At school we opened our time capsule from the beginning of the year and then we played some games. Then we prayed. Then we went to the gym to count down the last 10 seconds till the end of the school year! Then we went to eat lunch. Then we went home and I packed to go to my friend's house to spend the night. When we got there we went swimming. Then we ate our dinner. Then we went on the computer. Then we made up some Mad Libs. Then we had a snack. Then we went swimming again! Then we went to sleep.

Saturday, May 26, 2001
My best friend and I were the first to wake up. When I checked my blood sugar I was a little low, so I had breakfast! Then we went on the trampoline. Then my mom picked us up. Then we went to record the songs for the play I am in. Then we went home, had some lunch and watched TV. Then we went swimming. Then we saw a play called Jesus Christ Superstar at the theatre. Then we went to a graduation party for a friend who was in the play. Then we came home and went to sleep.

Sunday, May 27, 2001
Today we woke up. Then we watched TV. Then we went to my dad's friend's house for a Memorial Day party. We went swimming. Then we had lunch. Then we played HORSE with the basketball in the pool with my dad. Then we went home. Then we watched TV and had dinner and went to sleep.

Monday, May 28, 2001 - Memorial Day
We just woke up. Now we are reading. Now we are watching TV. When I woke up I had a very bad rash on my face from the lotion my mom have me. It itched very badly. We called the doctor. She said to put cold compresses on my face, take benadryl every 6 hours, and put on some cortizone cream. Then we went to rehearsal. We had a good time, but my face really itches. Then we went home, ate dinner, and went to bed.

Tuesday, May 29, 2001
We just woke up. We ate breakfast. Now we are watching TV. We have to send Rufus to the Reed family today. We will miss him! We decided to send Rufus off with a present so he will remember us. We bought an Arizona key chain and attached it to a miniature backpack that Rufus can use to collect small items from other friends he visits! (Mom is writing now) Rufus also bought Stephanie a gift for us to give her the opening night of her play, Southwest Tails, which opens this Friday (this will be a surprise for her)! It is the TY Beanie Baby named Rufus, which is a dog that looks just like the character Stephie plays in the show! Bye Rufus ... have a great trip!

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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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