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The Forgotten Ones

By Jason Schuerhoff | Fostering Heroes Foundation 2024 Cowboy Camp Volunteer Leader For the past four days and nights, I had the privilege and the heartache of volunteering with “Fostering Heroes,” a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting foster kids in group homes who are nearing the age of independence. These young individuals, who are approaching 18 to 20 years old, are on the brink of facing the world alone. This experience profoundly affected me, leaving me feeling a mix of shame, anger, sadness, and determination. I realized how society, myself included, has overlooked this pressing issue. At the Cowboy camp, we hosted kids from two different group homes, ranging from five to eight or nine children, depending on who was permitted to attend. They arrived midday and departed mid-morning the next day. This annual event was a rare treat for them, a chance to have some fun in a life

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