The Ropiak Family, Racine, Wisconsin
February 28, 2003
Today I took Rufus to school. I had lots of fun. I also took him to Katie's (my friend) house. Well, I have to go eat dinner. Bye!
March 1, 2003
7:30 a.m. - Today is the first day of March! I have swimming lessons. Rufus has to stay home. But he will be with my Rufus, so he won't be so lonely.
Later: Today, I had fun swimming. I did three laps. Rufus had fun, too. I'm glad.
Note from Elaine Parton, R.N., CPNP - "I enjoyed meeting Rufus at Jasmine's appointment at Children's Hospital!"
March 13, 2003
Today I go to the clinic for a checkup. Rufus is coming, too. We are finally there! There is a big butterfly on the ceiling. Rufus saw his old friends. My favorite nurse is Ronel.
9:45 a.m. - Well, it's time to go to school!
Note from Jim Ellis, aka Kudos the Clown, Children's Hospital, Wisconsin - "I am so pleased to meet you. You and your brothers and sisters have been so helpful to children with diabetes. Thanks so much! Hugs and kisses."
Note from Mrs. Corr - "It was very nice to meet you - come again!"
Note from Jeannie Zitka - "You're an awesome bear!"
Note from Mrs. Derderian - "I'm so glad you could come with Jazzy to visit us at St. Joe's. You're a good companion!"
Note from Mrs. Koleski - "We were so happy to meet you and are glad you spent time with us."
Notes from Jasmine's classmates:
I'll miss you, Rufus! - Michael S. Hope you have fun with Jazzy! - Emily M. Rufus, have a great trip to wherever you go next. It was fun having you here! - Hayley D. Have a great trip. You are a smart bear! - Jennifer A. Rufus, you are a good bear. You brought joy to us. - Neko G.
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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