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The Jackson Family, Frankfort, Illinois

June 30, 2003

We got Rufus on a Friday late afternoon. Amanda was so excited to get a package in the mail - even more so when she saw it was Rufus! He was definitely welcomed into our family.

Amanda is 6 years old and was diagnosed when she was 5 (on February 11, 2002). Her blood sugars were over 590 and she stayed in the hospital for a couple days until they were controlled. She is currently taking three shots a day and we are hoping to get the pump soon. But, time will tell. Amanda gives herself all her shots and even gives her Ruby doll her shots.

Amanda has checked Rufus' finger prick and has also given him some 'insulin.' Amanda would like to be a doctor some day and help children with diabetes.

We have enjoyed having Rufus be part of our family for the past couple of weeks. Amanda is very sad to see him leave, but knows that he needs to go and visit with other kids. We have brought Rufus with us to many places; church, soccer, to friends' houses to play. We hope that the next families that have Rufus in their homes will have a wonderful time. We apologize for having him a little longer than we were supposed to. Thank you for letting him be a part of our family!

Our prayer is that Rufus will bring joy to every child he comes in contact with. May God give each family comfort and peace as they all deal with diabetes.

Mark and Sue Jackson
Amanda (6), Sarah (4)

Amanda with her Easter eggs

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