Thank you, Mountain Xpress, for highlighting, in your March 10 Kids Issue, our story about our Bigs have extended themselves to stay connected to their Littles during the pandemic.
Here’s the opening …
“When she was little, Susan Kocher thought vacations would never arrive. Time seemed to slow down, and those pre-getaway days seemed to last forever. That’s how the current pandemic feels to kids, she says. And that’s definitely the case at times for Malia, her “Little Sister.” The two Polk County residents were matched by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina nearly three years ago.
For “Bigs” like Kocher, supporting their “Littles” during this time of extended social separation, when kids desperately miss hanging out with friends, is critically important — and particularly difficult.