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Gas cards for Stephanie who is always there for other foster youth

Posted Jul 1, 2019
Stephanie has dedicated her adult life to being there for kids/youth who are in foster care. She fiercely advocates for them, doing anything and everything she can to get them the resources they need and to let them know that she is there for them. However, this often results in her putting her own needs to the site. Stephanie drives up to 500 miles a week to help youth in her area, and she could really use some extra help with the expenses that come with driving.

Stephanie is 48 years old and lives in Vancouver, WA

From Stephanie: "I have four-ish kids. I raised my sister, adopted her children when she couldn't care for them and am now raising my small great nephew. Being a parent is amazing and has taken a lot of work to change the dysfunctional cycle my biological family has has for generations. I went through foster care in the 80's and 90's during a time in which services didn't exist as much as they do now. I spent much of my childhood and early adult years feeling like I was at fault for how things went. I was embarrassed to talk about my feelings and trauma because I thought people would think I was selfish for wanting better. I have and still do struggle with severe PTSD from severe abuse and horrible neglect I graduate with my masters degree in 2016 and life has shown me some incredible things in this world. I get to work with children much like I was as a mental health therapist. I find the most joy in my job. I love my work and the kids and families I meet through it. My hobbies include lots of kid snuggle time with my youngest. I love reading books by Deborah Gray, Kent Hoffman, Dr. Siegel and books about how the mind heals. I also like to bake and cook for my family. In my spare time I run Bearable Bears and send bears to kids in crisis all over the world and I am working on writing a book"

The Wish Story

OSW Advisory Council requests this wish for Stephanie.

One Simple Wish posts the wish to the website.

Jolanda grants the wish for Stephanie! Thanks Jolanda.

"Hello Stephanie. Thank you very much for all you do for these foster kids. I adopted 3 children and it can be challenging at times. Your dedication is truly appreciated! Take care. Jolanda "

One Simple Wish sends the gift to the OSW Advisory Council for Stephanie.

Stephanie receives the wish from OSW Advisory Council

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