One-to-One Friendships: Dana and Emma
My buddy’s name is Emma. We met through the Best Buddies Citizens program. We have been Buddies for several years. One of our first outings was to see the Christmas Lights at the Brookfield Zoo. We went with the Best Buddies Citizens group and we had a great time. It was a good start to our friendship. Every month we both pick a thing to do.
Through the years, we have gone to all of the Best Buddies Illinois events, to hockey games, to Dylan’s Candy Store in Chicago, soccer games, movies, and shopping. My all-time favorite thing that I have done with Emma was a road trip to Michigan last spring. We went to the Michigan Best Buddies Friendship Walk and ate lots of good food!
One to one friendships are important in Best Buddies. It helps us create lifelong friendships. Because of our one to one match, we know each other better. I love that Emma is always nice to me and that we always have fun. I am happy that Best Buddies matched me with Emma. I am looking forward to many more years of friendship.