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New Christmas Lights for Kristiona's new tree

Posted Dec 14, 2021
Kristiona is so excited to celebrate Christmas this year, she finally got her first tree put up and it is absolutely gorgeous. It is missing just one thing, the colorful lights! She added her first set of ornaments and looks forward to adding more each year, she would love these colorful lights to put on it to add more color and Christmas spirit!

Kristiona is 28 years old and lives in CO

Originally, Kristiona was placed in Foster Care at the age of two where she was adopted, only to again be bounced around from foster home to foster home at the age of nine. She was adopted and then returned to foster care where she aged out. Kristiona became independent and started her college journey and has been successful at it despite everyday obstacles and medical issues. Kristiona has graduated from CMU with her Bachelor's degree and is looking at continuing her education to work with children. She currently works with an early head start preschool as a teacher and enjoys every moment. Kristiona is committed to breaking a generational cycle of abuse and lack of education. Her ultimate goal is to own and run a summer camp for children in foster care, that is not only fun, but can also provide them with therapeutic and mentoring supports.

The Wish Story

Foster Alumni Mentors requests this wish for Kristiona.

One Simple Wish posts the wish to the website.

Cynthia grants the wish for Kristiona! Thanks Cynthia.

"Merry Christmas to you I hope you continue all the good work you are doing in school. God bless you and continue all the hard work you are doing. You will definitely make a difference in this world. I’m a former foster child with kids of my own and a masters degree.I know first hand what it is like to come through the system but I have never allowed me being in foster care define who I could be and you shouldn’t either. You are a star so continue to shine bright. Merry Xmas kristiona "

One Simple Wish sends the gift to the Foster Alumni Mentors for Kristiona.

Foster Alumni Mentors receives the wish!

Kristiona receives the gift from Foster Alumni Mentors!

"Thank you so much. I am really excited to add these colorful lights to the tree. Just in time for Christmas. "

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