Entries by burkepreschurc

He spotted a weird kid hopping around the playground, playing like the floor was lava, and he thought: “I want to be part of that!”

When Garrett Niles was in the third grade, his mother brought home a second brother. Heber was a student at the middle school where she taught. He was an immigrant from Guatemala; his story had stains of neglect and trauma. When Garrett’s mom, Karyn, met him, Heber’s father had died and he was facing homelessness. […]