The Nieman Family, Clarkston, Michigan
June - July 2003
Hi! My name is Jessica and I was diagnosed with diabetes on March 11, 2002. My mom noticed I was going to the bathroom a lot and always thirsty. My mom had a real hard time. She cried a lot. I've com a long way since then.
I was very excited to learn that Rufus was going to visit me. I already own Ruby and I love her. I now want a Rufus bear of my own. I've had Rufus a long time because my mom is so busy. I really didn't mind, though - neither did my Ruby.
I took Rufus to school with me and showed him to my friends. They all like him. Rufus has traveled up north to our cottage and has been on our boat. I took him to Florida, too.
I'm going to miss you, Rufus, and I hope that the next person you go to enjoys you as much as I have. You will be leaving my Clarkston, Michigan home, but you will always remain in my heart! Have fun on your travels!
Jessica Nieman (9), Jimmy (12), Sandra and Gene
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.
Last Updated: Friday December 19, 2003 10:10:14
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