After TH being in CEF's sponsorship program for 7 years it was hard to say goodbye this weekend although thrilled she had completed high school, college and recently completed another degree. When a student has been in our program a long time we grow to care for them a lot and they talk to us about their challenges and successes and share their happiness with us.
As she started in the program a very sad and depressed girl in poor health we had to give her that bit more TLC. Her parents had both recently drowned and understandably she couldn't speak of them without bursting into tears and crying for some time.
We and her sponsor Linda D are very proud of her accomplishments. She is now employed and supporting herself, although struggling on the low income of her first job after graduation.