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NEEDED BY 05/31

A mentoring program for Erika who wants to gain self-esteem

Posted May 15, 2018
Erika has been in care for 7 years due to sexual abuse. She has struggled with many things since being in care but she has also overcome many challenges. This program will help her gain her self-esteem and learn about healthy relationships as well.

Erika is 12 years old and lives in Arlington, TX

Erika, is an friendly and outgoing almost 11 year old. She came into foster care when she was six years old. She had never been to school or interacted much with other children and had been exposed to abuse that no child should ever experience. She did not know her colors, shapes, numbers or letters. With a lot of work, and constant redirection plus extensive therapy, Erika has made significant progress, not only in her behavior but in school. She is in the 5th grade and is almost at grade level. She functions very well at a 4.5 grade level. She enjoys learning and is always excited about her school projects and works diligently so she can make an "A". A lap top is being requested for Erika so she can do research for her many school projects, spend time daily with spelling and math revision and timed tests. I have had several children in my home with learning difficulties and although extensive time is spent with them to help them, many just give up. Erika is determined to succeed and I want to help her achieve this goal. She is active in church youth programs, including choir, praise dance team and youth Bible study. She has excelled in every area of her young life and it is exciting to look to the future to see what she will accomplish.

The Wish Story

Mar 15, 2018

The Homes for Children Corporation requests this wish for Erika.

Mar 16, 2018

One Simple Wish posts the wish to the website.

May 21, 2018

KPMG Nancy grants the wish for Erika! Thanks KPMG Nancy.

May 21, 2018

One Simple Wish sends the gift to the The Homes for Children Corporation for Erika.

May 30, 2018

The Homes for Children Corporation receives the wish!

May 30, 2018

Erika receives the gift from The Homes for Children Corporation!

This is a great program. Thank you for allowing Erika to be all that she can be by participating in this program!!

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