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Withelma, aka “T” has been in countless foster and group homes. T entered the foster care system as a baby and aged out the system when she turned eighteen. She lost connection with her siblings early on and one of her sisters passed away during her time in care. T has struggled through much at a very young age but still desires to inspire those around her.
T has her dreams set on a degree in Communications and wants to be a social worker one day so she can dedicate her life to helping those youth who will be entering the foster care system in the years to come. Although she felt like her voice and will were suppressed while in the system she has always prayed that she would be part of foster care reform when she got older.
Currently T is a dedicated member to two youth counsels, Youth Adult Partnerships and Transition Age Youth board. She is so dedicated that she once drove all the way from Arizona to California just to make a meeting.

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GeorgetteT (not verified) said:

T, Babygirl, I am soooooooo proud of you. You always say I inspire you but girl, you inspire me. You deserve this amongst every other award out there. You are a true advocate in every sense of the word...and not only is YAP priviledged to have you on board, but I am priviledged to know you as a person. Congratulations T!!!
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Anonymous (not verified) said:

T, you continue to inspire me and other child welfare staff that have the opportunity to hear your voice. I appreciate you so very much. Robin
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Anonymous (not verified) said:

Wow! Good for you making a difference with other foster children. I have been a previous social worker myself and currently a marriage and family therapist, author of State Of Sadness, which is written on the foster care system and a foster mother myself. It is so refreshing to see individual who can overcome the obstacles and especially the ones the foster care system often puts on children and adolescents. Hope you continue to do what you do.
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Anonymous (not verified) said:

Nothing can ever go wrong except your own personal attitude, make that right and all is well. Withelma, you have an award winning smile, personality and leadership style. Know wonder the awards continue to accumulate. Your Focused, vivacious, yet tranquilly and positively effecting the lives of others.... LL Success Only Ooption