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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 Christina and Emily!

Christina is from Florida and is matched with her e-Buddy, Emily, from Pennsylvania. They have been matched for almost 8 months and have exchanged over 200 e-mails!

When asked what makes their friendship special, Emily said, “We have quite a few things in common, for example, what we like to do, where we like to go and what we like to eat. We both enjoy going to church. Christina and I can ask each other advice and get a good answer as to what we should do about certain situations. It always seems that if we don't have time to write a full e-mail we will sit down and at least say hello. That shows a true friend, whether they are in person or through e-mail.” Christina said, “What makes my friendship with Emily very special is the way we connected and the things we have in common. [We] are both family-oriented and that's a very good thing!”

Christina also said, “What I enjoy most about being involved with e-Buddies is getting to know another person via e-mail. The one thing I would like to say about my friendship with Emily is- awesome! I think she is indeed a sweetheart!” Emily said she enjoys being involved in e-Buddies because, “It gives me a chance to get to know someone from another state without having to write with pen and paper. I also enjoy being in e-Buddies because whenever I log onto the computer I know that there is an e-mail waiting for me from a very special gal. I also enjoy e-Buddies because I can talk about pretty much anything and know that my e-Buddy will not get tired of me talking about one specific thing. Christina is a great gal and I am glad that I am getting to know her through e-mail. It seems like Christina is a sister that I never had before.”

Congratulations to Christina and Emily, our e-Buddies of the month for September!!!

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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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