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A laptop for Paul who is working hard in school

Posted Jan 7, 2019
I am sending this request because we are currently assisting a senior in High School who we feel passionate about helping with his request for a laptop. Since being placed in the custody of DCP&P, Paul has lived in four different homes. When CASA was assigned his grades at school had taken a nose dive and he was living in a foster home that was not conducive for doing school work. However, CASA learned that prior to being put in foster care he had been college bound and had had a good school resume. Now Paul is living in a supportive foster home and his entire school team are collaborating to help him repair his grades in order to be eligible to attend college. His latest report card had no grades below a C, and he had a cumulative grade average of above 80, with very encouraging comments from all his teachers. However, the latest setback has been the demise of his lap top. Currently Paul is borrowing computers and staying late in school in order to complete important senior year school assignments. Having his own would be incredible helpful for him to continue on this path!

Paul is 17 years old and lives in Garfield , NJ

Paul, was placed in the custody of DCP&P early in 2017, when he was 15 years old, after his paternal grandmother who was caring for him at the time, was moved to an assisted care facility due to a broken hip and Alzheimer’s. The grandmother subsequently died later that same year. Paul’s mother had previously passed away in 2006 and his father in 2016. Despite living in a chaotic home for many years Paul has continued to apply himself in positive directions and his teachers see that he has great potential. Paul was very happy recently because he just landed his first job in a large pharmacy helping with the check out and stocking shelves. He is going to work over the Winter break and then on weekends during the school semester.

The Wish Story

Jan 8, 2019

*OSW Account grants the wish for Paul! Thanks *OSW Account.

Jan 8, 2019

One Simple Wish sends the gift to the CASA of Bergen County for Paul.

Jan 23, 2019

Ellen sent an update on the wish for Paul.

Paul sent this note to CASA - Thank you again for the additional funds necessary to get me my computer. It has put me back up and running with everything that I need to do for school and home. I cannot thank you enough for this wonderful gift.

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