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Brandon’s Story

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byJackie Palmer

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Jackie Palmer

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Jackie Palmer
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I am not one to ask for help unless it is to save a child.  My son, Brandon, came to us at 8 years old as a foster child.  While other children were using their imaginations to become doctors and football players, Brandon was trying to stay quiet while hiding in a closet, figure out how to get a meal from a dumpster and not get hit.  The thought of Brandon being bounced around from home to home in the foster care system was not something we were going to allow so we adopted Brandon. While Brandon has had some issues with behavior we needed to find a safe place for him to get him the much-needed therapeutic help he deserves to overcome his past. We found an amazing place, a full time therapeutic boarding school. The program is a minimum of 6 months but more likely a year.  Brandon’s dad and I had the opportunity to visit last weekend and heard several of the boys speak. It is clearly the right place for Brandon to gain the skills necessary to build a positive future, which we believe he can achieve. Today, we received a phone call from the center telling us Brandon is beginning to engage, which we find hopeful. We are committed to help him.  The cost of the program is $8,400 per month. Adoptive Families Coalition has given us an amazing opportunity. Friends, Families, and businesses can make tax-deductible donations in Brandon’s name and 100% of the donation goes directly to his care. Adoptive Families Coalition will match the first $2,000 donated to Brandon’s care. Thank you! Any and all help is very much appreciated! Suzi & Patrick