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“Miss Beverly is awesome!”

When Beverly Howard was in high school, she aspired to be just like her French teacher, “a beautiful, poised, sophisticated black woman.” Today, Beverly is a dynamic, enthusiastic spitfire and her foster-kid-charges will tell you that she is absolutely perfect … Continue reading

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He will be missed

My cousin, Joanne (age 86), didn’t get to see her friend, Peter, as often as she would like. So I was happy to play chauffeur for a Valentine’s Day lunch. I had had lunch with Joanne and Peter before, so … Continue reading

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Non-profit entrepreneur and her young daughter touch hearts

I have found that people come into my life just when I need them. When I need to be challenged, when I need to be supported and especially when I need to be inspired. Like a month or so ago, … Continue reading

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Three week old puppies go to prison for training

When I got the call asking me if I would be able to go to the puppy transfer of Claire’s second litter, I was thrilled. (click to learn more about my experiences with and here to learn about the … Continue reading

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What do you get when you cross a little girl, a dog and some senior citizens?

When I met Kyria (Kir-ee-ay) Henry, she was an adorable, 22-year old co-ed at West Virginia University. But unlike her peers, she wasn’t simply juggling a full class-load, cheerleading and a boyfriend, she was also co-running a very cool non-profit– … Continue reading

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My New Year’s Resolution: Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover

I met a friend for coffee today.  We picked a table in the corner and began brainstorming ways that we could help to make a bigger impact for foster children in our region. We sat long enough that the table … Continue reading

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More People, Working Together, can Make Change a Reality for Children in Foster Care

I was invited to attend the Metropolitan Council of Governments Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon in recognition of the work I do with the Wednesday’s Child program in the DC-Metro area.  Click here to see my speech. As I said … Continue reading

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