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Ismert Family Story

Ismert Family Story

When George and Traci Ismert couldn't have children of their own, they began volunteering at Cornerstones of Care and later became mentors. Now, they help our youth navigate the ups and downs of life and have even started a fundraiser for us.

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Breeze Family Story

Breeze Family Story

One day Rafael stopped breathing. His biological parents unsuccessfully attempted to resuscitate him, and unwittingly caused head trauma. Now in a foster home with the Breezes, Rafael's elevated medical needs are being met while his large family is eagerly taking all the necessary steps and trainings for him to come back home. Committed to help them complete this task, the Breezes have been creative problem-solvers.

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Bridget's Story

Bridget's Story

Placed in foster care herself as a teen, Bridget was unable to connect with her foster mother. That's when she decided she wanted to become a foster parent - so she could make sure the youth in her care never felt that way. Bridget has been a foster parent for 22 years now, connecting with youth and even adopting. She says it's in her blood.

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Doreen's Story

Doreen's Story

Despite being placed in foster care at age 9 and moving between family members and foster placements, Doreen developed an incredible work ethic. Graduating high school at 16, she enrolled in college and our Youth Education Success program to achieve her dreams of a higher education. This spring she will graduate with her undergrad degree and hopes to enroll in law school.

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Isaac's Story

Isaac's Story

Issac was at the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex before coming to stay in our Pathways transitional living program. With our help, he was able to overcome his anxiety and lack of confidence to become self-sufficient and even start teaching cooking lessons.

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