Do you have a Rufus, the Bear with Diabetes? If so, What is one of your fondest memories with Rufus?
This June 1st, 2009, will be Rufus' 13th birthday. June 19, 1996 is when Rufus was embraced by the JDRF.
November 1996 is when Bayer underwrote 15,000 Rufus bears and by Feb/March 1997, Outreach with the message of "Hope" and "You are not alone" began for the JDRF.
It is my prayer that every child/family diagnosed with diabetes (throughout the entire worlsd) receives within their arms a most understanding friend, Rufus, the Bear with Diabetes.
With Care to all those living with diabetes,
Carol Cramer creator of Rufus, the Bear with Diabetes and a HUGE fan of JDRF
My Fondest memory of Rufus was one i gave him a shot, i wondered why the syringe went so easy into him but not me....but all well...learned to manage!
i wasnt a kid when i got diagnosed I was 25 but seriously I could have still used a rufus the bear at diagnosis. i wish i had a story to share but, I don't! I hope everyone gets a Rufus bear too!
I am 38 and I want a Rufus the Bear!!! How do I get one of those?
My daughter has rufus, when she checked her sugar she checked rufus they always had the same #, haha. She gets a shot rufus gets a shot. They are both doing so much better . They are best friends she still takes rufus to school with her. She also shows her class what she goes through by demonstrating on rufus. Thanks for bringing rufus to life, it has made a world of difference with how my daughter handles everything. what a special idea to share with all these kids. WE LOVE RUFUS!!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RUFUS !!!
We love Rufus at our house!!!!
Thanks Carol :)
We have rufus, and he was a staple in coping for our child! It helped him pick his shot sight and remember his choices. It was the thing he held onto to comfort him during shots. Rufus comforted him through many night of sleep. He often was our companion on shopping trips, too. When people would see the unique bear they would ask him question. That also helped him be comfortable in talking about it. He was a great tool for him teach people who had questions in his own perspective.
When he started school, it was a great way for him to explain so the children in his class could understand. Rufus made it "cool to wear an id bracelet.
Most important is that child life used Rufus to teach Ethan what was going to happen and how it was going to be and when it was time for us to go home, Rufus was still there. For a child one day everything is ok and the next he has everything changed. As parent we have to administer the injections and count carbs, but as a child, they have s o much more to take on.....Rufus is just a great help! Thank you for him. Maybe we could have one with a pump in the future. Maybe the pump companies could provide a "rufus pump" when a child gets theirs?
I love Rufus. I was 11 at the time of my diagnosis, but instead of crying to my friends, I cried to Rufus. It always seemed like he had the right words to say...:) I hope every child diagnosed with this disease gets Rufus!
Please help put Rufus, the Bear with Diabetes on Medic Alert Bracelets! WE NEED YOUR HELP! Medic Alert, the Turlock, CA based company who produces the internationally recognized bracelets worn by millions of people with medical issues, is considering the possibility of adding Rufus to their line.
During APRIL 2009, please send an email to email@example.com
and request that they offer a bracelet featuring Rufus. If someone you know has a Rufus story to share, encourage them to share their story in their email request! Let's let Medic Alert to know that a lot of people want Rufus available on Medic Alert Bracelets! Then, send this request to everyone you know who will help put Rufus on Medic Alert Bracelets.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RUFUS!
~Sandy Grossman-Morris, #1 Fan of Rufus
I remember getting Rufus the month after I was diagnosed. I really liked the story, and I think it's a great idea for young children who can be depressed by diabetes. Great idea for the medic alerts.
I remember getting Rufus a month after I was diagnosed. I really liked the story and I think it's a great idea for children hurt by newly diagnosed diabetes.
I also like the Medic Alert idea. It's an excellent way to feature the bear who helps many people with overcoming shock and depression.
My daughter Cara was diagnosed in Feb 2009, she and our family are still learning to deal with all the new changes to our lives. It would be wonderful for Cara to have a toy like Rufus that she can relate to, however we live in Canada. Do you know how I could get her a Rufus?
Thank you so much