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By Priscilla Garza
e-Buddies Program Manager, Florida

This is a feature of the e-Beat in which we will profile an e-Buddy pair every month! If you would like to be profiled, please e-mail Priscilla Garza at .

This month we are featuring Marie and Renelle!

Marie is from Massachusetts and is matched with her e-Buddy, Renelle, from Florida. They have just passed their one year anniversary as e-Buddies! Congratulations on a whole year as e-Buddies! Marie and Renelle have both enjoyed sending many e-mails over the past year.

When asked what she most enjoys about being involved with e-Buddies, Renelle replied, “In my day-to-day life I pretty much see and deal with the same people. I really look forward to hearing from Marie every week, not only because we're friends, but because she gets me out of my routine and gives me a new perspective on whatever we're discussing.”

Renelle also said, “I was surprised at how easy it is to find things to talk about with Marie. When I joined e-Buddies I was worried that I wouldn't know what to say, or that I'd run out of things to say, but that hasn't been a problem at all. Marie is always doing something fun and interesting, and I try my best to keep up with her!

Renelle and Marie’s friendship is special because of the interests they share and the different interests that they discuss through their emails. “We both have cats and love ‘Law & Order’, so we have things in common that we can talk about. But we also talk about the interests that we don't share. I think it's special that, even though we like different things, we're still good friends.”

Congratulations to Marie and Renelle, our e-Buddies of the month for January!!!


If you know someone who you would like to nominate for e-Buddies of the month please e-mail Priscilla Garza, e-Buddies Program Manager for Best Buddies Florida at

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