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The Lapa Family, Dracot, Massachusetts

February 26, 2004

Rufus came to visit me a week ago. I was really excited. I brought him to my doctor's office and he and I were quite the stars. I love his pump! I just got a pump three weeks ago. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on March 22, 2003. No one else in our family has type 1 diabetes.

I live with my mom, dad, and sister, Cherie, who is 10 years old. I am 4 3/4 years old. We live in Dracut, Massachusetts. Rufus has enjoyed cold weather, but no snow.

Having diabetes was a huge adjustment for me and my family. We are excited about current research and a possible CURE! We are Christians and pray that God will send a cure each day. Until then, I wear my pump and test often.

Jonathon Lapa
Age 4 3/4


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