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Re: Re: [IPp] Pen Pals



Thanks for resending this Natalie.  I have been getting the parents list in
digest and I have obviously missed both of these. I appologize and if I
haven't responded to your request please email me again privately and I will
at least acknowledge that I have received it. I will need the child's name,
age, and address. I hope to have my first lists sent to those interested in
the next 2 weeks.

Now, as to the question of age...I have no age limit personally and have had
parents of children as young as 3 who would love to be a part of this. I
would think that for most young children, mom or dad will have to be of
assistance but I also know that the kids love getting the mail, seeing
pictures of new places, and "meeting" new friends.  In my own case, my 6
year old dictates his letters and I type them for him. I was quite impressed
by his list of questions and comments he had for his new friend.

Barb (mom to Liam 6yr dx3/00)
www.diabetesadvocacy.com
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Natalie G Rodgers" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, November 07, 2003 1:23 PM
Subject: Fw: Re: [IPp] Pen Pals


> Here was my original email.  I guess it was good I sent it to the list as
> Donna Chrum also seems interested in something like a pen pal for a 4
> year old...
> -Natalie
> --------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Natalie G Rodgers <email @ redacted>
> To: email @ redacted
> Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2003 23:36:39 -0700
> Subject: Re: [IPp] Pen Pals
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> Full-Name: Natalie G Rodgers
>
> Barb,
> How young of kids are you willing to list?  My daughter is 4.  Obviously
> she will not be writing any letters alone, but I think that she would
> love to have a friend who shares some of her challenges with whom she
> could exchange notes, drawings, etc..  Have you had any interest from
> parents of very young pumpers?
>
> -Natalie Rodgers
> Mom to Andrea 4 (dx 1/28/03, pumping Cozmo 10/2/03),
>              Alicia 2, and Carlos 5 months
> Married to Tom for over 7 fabulous years
> Salt Lake City, UT
>
>
> On Thu, 30 Oct 2003 14:46:32 -0330 "Barb Marche" <email @ redacted>
> writes:
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> >
> > I have been approached by quite a few children and parents of
> > children with
> > diabetes lately who are looking for Pen Pals.  I have decided to
> > create a
> > central data base with the names and addresses of those who would
> > like to be
> > involved or find a pen pal.  I am thinking that I will work it this
> > way... I
> > will gather the child's name, address, age, and possibly interests.
> > They
> > will then be able to choose if they want to have their address added
> > to a
> > list to be sent out to kids looking for pen pals or if they would
> > like to
> > receive a list and choose who they would like to write to (of course
> > option
> > three is to be both on the outgoing list and receive the list).  The
> > entire
> > data base will be held by me only. I will only share with those who
> > ask and
> > give permission for their information to be shared.
> >
> > If you are interested in this idea or your child would like to find
> > a pen
> > pal with diabetes please contact me privately.
> >
> > Thanks;
> > Barb
> > (mom to Liam 6yr dx3/00; eagerly awaiting the arrival of his Cozmo
> > pump and
> > his pump start)
> > www.diabetesadvocacy.com
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