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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 PriscillaGarza@bestbuddies.org .

This month we are featuring Bill and Krista!

Bill is from Florida and is matched with his e-Buddy, Krista, from Virginia. They have been matched for one year and have enjoyed sending many e-mails!

When asked what he most enjoys discussing with Krista, Bill replied, “We talk about the book I am writing about my life, [we also talk about] my mom who passed away and sports.” Krista replied, “Bill and I enjoy e-mailing one another and sharing news about our lives. He gets to share his successes and losses with me and I get to continue my involvement with Best Buddies- I was involved while in college.”

When asked what makes their friendship so special, Krista said, “Our friendship has been a constant in his life that has had many changes since we were matched. Shortly after we were matched, Bill fell and was injured. A year ago, his mother died and he had to move. Through it all he has e-mailed me weekly.” Bill said that Krista is important to him beacuse, “She helps me when I am sad and nobody else makes me smile again but her. She makes me very happy when I start missing mom and she tells me all will be okay.”

Bill said that their friendship represents the mission of Best Buddies because, “[Krista] is my best friend and it's all because of Best Buddies.”

Congratulations to Bill and Krista, our e-Buddies of the month for April!!!

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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 priscillagarza@bestbuddies.org.


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