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  • Running a charity that grants wishes to foster kids has no shortage of moments where I want to burst into tears out of pride, or joy, or love and sometimes frustration and sadness.
    I try to keep my focus positive. We can't find families for every child. I can't invite every child I meet to live in my home, brush their teeth with us at night or run around in the yard looking for stray golf balls. I know I can't change their pasts; make their bad dreams and memories all go away. But I try to remember, I can do something. I can help. I can inspire more to.

    Yesterday was a rough day. As our crew manned a table at an event at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis a little girl wandered over to us. She was so tiny & timid. No more than five. She looked a little confused as she scanned our table. On this journey we meet a lot of kids who look a bit lost...4,000 miles across the country will bring that. But this little girl looked like she was searching.

    Stephanie is our newest employee. She has the kindest heart, most beautiful smile and best attitude of anyone I've ever met. She is new to dealing with kids in foster care but you can see her passion.

    She looked at the frail, shy little girl with concern. "Where is your mommy?" She asked her.

    "I don't have a mommy." She replied.
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