Success Story: Calvin

All Children Deserve a Family


Like many kids, Calvin struggled with some aspects of school. He had trouble fitting in with his peers and was told that he had a significant cognitive delay that made learning a challenge. He had a mother who loved him, however due to an unfortunate illness Calvin was no longer able to live with his mother. Calvin felt confused and alone. Furthermore, his propensity for aggressive behavior and his inability to control his impulses did not make him an easy match for many foster homes.

A Pressley Ridge Foster Family accepted Calvin into their home without hesitation. Even though it took him a while to get used to living in a new environment, they never gave up on Calvin, and were able to see the goodness he possessed. When Calvin arrived at his foster home he was unable to read, write his name or even tell time. Over time with a lot of hard work and a family to support and care for him Calvin was able to attend high school, achieve and maintain his grades, which enabled him play on the football team. An important milestone in Calvin’s new life was achieved when his foster family adopted him.

Calvin still stops by Pressley Ridge to visit staff and talk with the children. He knows firsthand about the kind of things they have experienced and their uncertainty about the future, but his bright smile and his success bring them hope that they too will make their way home.

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