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Healthy groceries for Stephanie who tends to put her own needs last

Posted Jul 1, 2019
Stephanie is always there for others. She has raised her nieces and nephews, and has dedicated her life to helping anyone who has experienced foster care. Because she knows what that was like as a child. Unfortunately, as a former foster youth, she does not have the resources or network to go to when she herself needs help. Lets be there for Stephanie, like she is there for everyone else!

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"

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Stephanie receives the wish from OSW Advisory Council

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