Enjoy this article in the Times-News about an amazing Big and Little friendship in Henderson County:  http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20160113/NEWS/160119954/1151?Title=Reflections-of-a-longterm-Big-Brothers-Big-Sisters-match-

“Cameron spent time with his Big Brother Chuck and overcame his fear of bike riding. Now there’s no stopping him!”

~ Cyndi, Cameron’s mother

Cam is a great little boy and fun to spend time with. He is willing to try new things. He showed a lot of courage and determination in learning how to ride his bike. He is a good athlete and fast learner.”

~ Chuck Cloninger, Big Brother to Cameron

“I’d like to say thank you to the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. It took a long time, but you matched my son perfectly. They are just like true siblings. They act alike at times, and they don’t even realize it. James plays football and wrestles for Asheville Middle School, and Kevin comes to games. They’ve been brothers for 8 years, and I truly believe they’ll be together for many more.”

~ Jeanette King, mother of a Little Brother

“For me, seeing the interaction between a Big and Little is what drives me to continue to be a part of BBBS of WNC. Those expressions of wonder, amazement, curiosity, accomplishment, compassion, trust and nurture bring me immense satisfaction. I cannot think of a better investment of my time than with our children.”

~ Adam McCurry, Board of Directors

“They were not long, but he understood the words enough to make a correct sentence out of them. In fact, we had fun making sentences. We laughed about some of the sentences he made. I explained that this is what I am talking about – that I believe in him, and I know that he can do things if he tries. I explained that I only wanted him to do the best he can do, not as good as anyone else can do.”

~ Mentors and Matches volunteer, Vance Elementary School