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Rhea and Anita

As a child, Rhea found support and friendship in her Big Sister Anita. Today, they’ve been friends for 30 years.
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Verdann

Growing up, I didn’t really have a place where I belonged. I couched surfed, stayed in group homes, I even slept on the street.
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Rama

We had a good life in Syria before the war. My husband was a lawyer, I taught at the local university. But then it became too dangerous, I’d say goodbye each time I left the house unsure if I would ever return.
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Pauline

My twins are perfect. They’re smart, loving and a ton of fun. But they’ve also faced developmental challenges.
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Nicole

When I was young, I felt that money was equal to self worth, and my self worth was nothing. I dropped out of high school and became addicted to drugs.
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Jerilyn

Everyone knows what it’s like to face hard times. I’ve had my ups and downs, I’ve felt alone and disconnected.
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Grace

It’s hard to prepare a healthy meal on a seniors budget. I was born during the ward, I didn’t worry about nutrition as long as my family was fed.
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Dawn

I escaped an abusive relationship. I felt so alone and worthless. I needed a fresh start but struggled to move one I didn’t think life would ever get better.
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Angie

I lost my best friend the day my husband died, in an instant I became lonely.
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