The Olack Family, McKeesport, Pennsylvania
July and August 2004
Hi! I'm Jamie Olack. I'm 12 1/2 years old and in 7th grade. I was diagnosed with diabetes two years ago in June 2002. I have an insulin pump now, for almost a year. Ruby and I were happy to have Rufus come and visit. We've had a great time while he's been here. He's met so many people at our trailer in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania (about 60 miles from our home in McKeesport). Rufus also got a chance to meet some of the other kids at our local Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's picnic at Idlewild Park in Ligonier, Pennsylvania.
JDRF gave me Ruby when I was first diagnosed. Rufus and Ruby also were honorary mail carriers for a day with Mom!
Note from Mom (Judi):
Jamie and Rufus were just featured in the 'Family Team Highlights' for our local JDRF Walk to Support a Cure Through Research. All of Jamie's family, friends, and neighbors keep looking for that cure that will make all of you better soon!
Rufus, it was really fun having you visit. I'm sure you'll be looking forward to the many families you'll be meeting along your travels!
Jamie, Judi (mom), Scott (stepdad), Deanna (sister), Bill and DJ (brothers)
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: Sunday August 29, 2004 12:08:08
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