The Fassler Family, Bayside, New York
June 14, 2001
Rufus arrived this afternoon, safe and sound from his trip from Rochester, N.Y. He was a little warm from his travels, but his sugar was fine. Jason got home from school and was so excited to see him. We introduced him to Jason's Rufus and they are all getting to know each other.
June 15, 2001
Rufus spent a quiet day at home while Jason went to school. Jason and his brother Gary had an opthamologist appointment this afternoon (his first since being diagnosed - exactly 6 months ago today). Told the people at the doctor's office about Rufus' arrival and his goal of raising diabetes awareness. Jason's eyes are fine and we were all glad to hear this.
June 17, 2001
Today is Father's Day. It is rainy and gloomy. We are having a party to celebrate Jason's birthday (June 6) and Father's Day. We introduced Rufus to Jason's aunts, uncles, cousins and Grandma and Grandpa. Told them all about Rufus and his role in spreading diabetes awareness. Rufus was the perfect bear. His blood sugar was great even though he had a small piece of Jason's birthday cake. (Wish I could say the same for Jason). It was a busy day, but a good time was had by all.
June 18, 2001
Back to school for Jason. Rufus is home keeping me company and waiting for Jason's return.
June 19, 2001
Rufus is spending his last day with us. Jason took both Rufus' out bike riding this afternoon. They all had a wonderful time. We told Rufus that he would be leaving in the morning for the Reilly Family in New Jersey.
June 20, 2001
We all had breakfast together as Jason got ready for his last day of school. Rufus has been the perfect houseguest. Enjoy your travels and keep spreading the word about diabetes. We will miss you.
Phyllis, Michael, Jason, dx'd 12/15/00 and Gary
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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