In December, Little Sister Mekare headed off into the working world to earn money for college. She wants to become a veterinarian and a CNA.
Her Big Sister Hayley Bryson helped her feel “less alone in the world and helped me through my tough times,” she said. “She is amazing and so supportive through everything, especially my school life.”
Mekare remembers the first time she was able to go to Hayley’s house. “All of her family was there. They were so sweet and kind,” she said. “They all took me as one of their own, and I’ll forever be grateful for them.”
Her Big Sister “is so sweet and kind, and I love her as my own sister. She always listens to everything, puts others before herself. She always makes you want to smile when you are down, and I’m grateful for her.”
Does Mekare have any advice for a child who is considering seeking a mentor? Yes.
“A mentor helps you to see you’re amazing in every way, even when you don’t see it yourself,” she said. “Never give up, no matter the mountain size. Keep going.”