Rudolph Story: Stevens Family

We're excited to share stories like this one from Monica Stevens, one of our medical foster caregivers, on how the generous donations from Rudolph Champions made an impact in the lives of the foster children in their care through Rudolph Round-Up!

"Times are hard right now and as a medical home our expenses are significantly higher than when we cared for non medical children. Our children have been thriving a lot this year with all their medical concerns and Christmas is such a great time to remind them how how fiercly loved they are. Without Rudolph round up there is no way we would have been able to give our wonderful foster children the Christmas they truly deserve. I'm incredibly thankful."

We asked Monica if there was a magical moment from this Christmas and she shared, "My foster son 3 years old just reunified with his mom and I was so incredibly happy for them, but as most foster parents know I was feeling a little down and sad to see him go. The day he went home I shed a few tears and for the first time my other foster sin (soon to be adopted) said his first real words. "It's ok mommy". He is in countless therapies to help him and doesn't speak. He knew I needed that so much. From that day he is now talking up a storm and was able to make giant strides with his medical concerns. As a family we work hard to continue moving forward and he showed me this Christmas season that the heartbreak that comes with this journey can still bring such wonderful things if you allow yourself to see them."

Thank you to all of our Rudolph Champions for helping us make magical moments like this happen!

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