I was orphaned by 11, separated from my 4 siblings, moved around from place to place, where I finally landed at the home of Dick and Mary Gilbert, who ran an emergency shelter for foster children. Kids came and went, but the Gilberts saw something in me and offered me legal guardianship. They helped me through challenges, including past emotional and physical abuse. They also helped me maneuver the paperwork and visits needed to become one of the 3% of kids from foster care who attend college.
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