The Friel Family, Norwood, Massachusetts
January 20, 2004
Welcome, Rufus! We have been so anxious to meet you. Our family enjoys stuffed animals and it will be a pleasure to show you around!
Justin (age 15) was diagnosed on October 1, 2001 at the age of 13. The night of your arrival, Krissy took you for a ride on her "Furbus" to pick Justin up at work. Justin was thrilled to meet you!
February 26, 2004
Well Rufus, when I went to work today, I got an email from Laura saying we must now pass you on. We do so with much regret - you've become a member of our family. We are glad to have shared such special moments with you - like the day you got your new outfit from Build a Bear. The temperature was an unhappy 13 below zero! Windchills were minus 30-40. Schools were closed and everything! You only had on a pair of overalls - no shirt! So off to the store we went. You can keep your new clothes in case you go someplace cold again.
Glad you could share in Justin's 15th birthday celebrations on 2/24. So fun! Blood sugars for both of you were in line even after birthday cake! Good job!
We will miss you, Rufus. Continue in your happy travels, spreading the word about type 1 diabetes. Hopefully when there is a cure, all of the Rufus and Ruby bears will be acknowledged for their tremendous hard work.
The Friel 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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