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e-Buddies of the Moment

Each e-Beat, we profile one of our many fantastic e-Buddies pairs! If you would like for your match to be profiled, please contact us!

This e-Beat we are featuring Lindsey and Marla!

Lindsey and Marla were matched August of 2011. In that short amount of time, they have become fast friends! Both shared the importance of their relationship, and what it means to them. Here is some of what they had to say about each other, and about e-Buddies.

"My name is Lindsey and I live in Phoenix, Arizona. I thought I'd take a few minutes to tell you about how my e-mail friendship with my e-Buddy, Marla, and e-Buddies has changed my life!

As soon as I learned about e-Buddies at Leadership Conference in Indiana, I knew I wanted to join and so my mom registered me. Then came the happiest moment in my life! I was matched with inspirational, fun and awesome, Marla. When I started e-mailing Marla, I immediately discovered I had lots in common with her. At that time I was volunteering at the Library through Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC) and she was volunteering at an animal shelter in Florida.

We also e-mail about our pets, school, interests and life in AZ and Florida! In December, I e-mailed Marla saying I was named Buddy Prom Queen for BBAZ and she congratulated me. Marla lives where I've always wanted to go visit, Florida. My other highlight about being part of e-Buddies is reading the e-Beat newsletter. I enjoy reading about the different e-Buddies friendships. Whenever I read about that, I realize how much e-Buddies is changing lives. I plan to stay involved in e-Buddies during the 2012-13 school year, but I also hope our Best Buddies chapter will join e-Buddies!"

-Lindsey E., e-Buddy since August 2011

"Last year, I joined a Best Buddies program at my school. I was one of the few who wasn't able to be matched up with someone because of the low numbers. So I decided to join e-Buddies, to try to continue on with that experience. Lindsey is such a sweet girl, and I think of her as a true friend. We've been in contact for a few months, and it's been amazing! I always am looking forward to each and every one of her e-mails, she always seems to make me smile.

We're able to talk about our pets, school, music, vacations and just about everything you can think of. We relate on so many levels. It just amazes me how passionate she is about every single thing she does. It's given me the strength to do the same, and become more outgoing in the activities I love. I admire her for all of her hard work in every Best Buddies program she's in. Lindsey makes me see the day in a new light, with all of the joy and energy that lives inside her. I'm so incredibly glad I've gotten the chance to meet such a sweet, caring person. Becoming e-Buddies with her has definitely changed my life for the better."
-Marla B., e-Buddy since August 2011


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