The Iddon Family, Fernie, British Columbia, Canada
November 12 - December 12, 2002
We were so glad to see John's Grandma come to our house carrying a very special package containing Rufus. Rufus came at a great time of year to visit John in our beautiful town of Fernie, B.C. The Rocky Mountains look so incredible covered in snow. Rufus was very impressed with the scenery! What bear would not like the perfect habitat for so many great animals.
John took Rufus many places while visiting with us. The first place Rufus went was to John's school, Isabella Dicken Elementary. Here John introduced Rufus to his teacher Mrs. Anderson and his class mates, as well as his school principle, Mr. Gris. That was a very busy day for Rufus indeed. Rufus also got to meet John's best friend Bryce. She thinks that Rufus is great and really enjoyed playing with him.
John brought Rufus to see that Holiday Christmas train that came through Fernie. It is not very often that you get to see a train come through town all lit up for the holidays. Rufus was speachless and wished the train would not go.
John really enjoyed having Rufus come and visit us here in Fernie. It has been 2 1/2 years since John was diagnosed with diabetes and there are not a lot of perks that go along with having diabetes. But Rufus is one of those exceptions. He is such a tiny Bear that brings so much happiness to many children and their families.
We really enjoyed having Rufus visit and we were sorry to see him leave, but we know he has many travels ahead of him and we wish him a safe and happy journey!
Bye Rufus From John, Karri and Phil Iddon
Enjoying the beautiful snow covered mountains
Watching the Holiday Train
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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