Nick Perry

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Years in care: 12 After being introduced into the foster care system at age 7, Nick's journey included challenging obstacles including transitioning over 30 times while living in foster care. During high school Nick decided to play football. Nick felt because football was a contact sport it ultimately helped him... Read more

Dashun Jackson

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Dashun entered foster care at the age of 13 with his 3 younger siblings, but was later separated from siblings after living in an abusive home. Multiple placements, including the local shelter, his aunt’s home, psychiatric facility and a residential treatment home, caused Dashun to move through four different schools... Read more

Miesha Mack

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Miesha Ann Mack “Mack” was born in Oroville, California. She has eight sister and 3 brothers just on her mother’s side. Mack entered foster care system at 13 years old and aged out at 21 years old. She spent a total of 8 years in care. She was taken into... Read more

Tristan Torres

Tristan spent 9 months in Nevada's foster care system. Tristan Torres spent 9 months in the foster care system in Las Vegas, Nevada. During his experience, he faced severe adversity because of his FtM (Female-to-Male) transgender identity. He is an articulate proponent in the LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender+) community... Read more