e-Buddies of the Month
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 PriscillaGarza@bestbuddies.org .
This month we are featuring Bonnie and Barbara!
Bonnie is from Florida and is matched with her e-Buddy, Barbara, from California. They have been matched for 10 months and have enjoyed sending many e-mails!
When asked what she most enjoys about being involved with e-Buddies, Bonnie replied, “I love learning how to type and it is so joyful to have such a wonderful person like Barbara in my life who wants to tell me all about herself and who wants to learn all about me. I love getting e-mails every week in my e-Buddies class.”
When asked what makes their friendship so special, Barbara said, “Our friendship is special because we enjoy talking to each other. We are close to the same age and never have a problem finding a topic to write about. We enjoy talking about our weekly activities, our pets, and family celebrations like holidays and birthdays. We talk about things we enjoy doing. We just talk about things that friends talk about.”
Bonnie especially enjoys learning about Barbara’s everyday experiences. Bonnie said, “It amazes me that there is someone like Barbara who is so fascinating. She does so many things and tells me all about them, such as painting, music, travels, and the way she teaches people.”
Barbara summarized our mission well by saying, “Our friendship shows that bridges can be crossed through the internet, friendships can be made regardless of who we are and what our abilities or disabilities are. We never see each other or hear each other's voices, yet we have become friends.”
Congratulations to Bonnie and Barbara, our e-Buddies of the month for March!!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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