Back to Rufus Ruby Visits the Santiago Family

The Santiago Family, Cortland, Ohio

April 2002
When Ruby came to stay with me for a month, I slept with her every night. Ruby made me feel comfortable. I was diagnosed with diabetes on April 27, 2000. I was taking 4 shots a day. After 8 months, I got the insulin pump. I like having the pump. It has made my life easiser. I play soccer with it. I go swimming, play basketball, and leave it on in gym. I like to lie in bed with Ruby and my fake pancreas.

I will miss you, Ruby. Have fun on your adventures!

The Santiago Family
Chelsey (11, dx'd 4/2000), Luis (12), Cathy and Luis (Parents) and of course Lucky, our little dog

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