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Little Brother; Best Man

Andrea Decker has witnessed the relationship between her husband, Jeff and his Little Brother Kadarius grow over the past year. She’s seen Jeff take Kadarius to all kinds of activities around the city, from wrestling matches to Monster Jam. Kadarius is full of energy and loves activities where he doesn’t have to sit quietly (Jeff learned that the hard way after they tried to watch a movie together). They’ve been a great match from the start, both loving to laugh and have fun. When Jeff informed Kadarius that he and Andrea would be marrying this year, Kadarius asked Jeff, “We’re still going to be able to do stuff, just me and you, right?” Of course that answer was yes.

Kadarius stands with Jeff as Jeff and Andrea exchange vows

On the day of their wedding, an intimate setting which included only Jeff, Andrea, and Andrea’s two children, Jeff stood waiting for Andrea. His face lit up when he saw her for the first time. Before the ceremony began, Andrea told Jeff she had a surprise. She welcomed in Kadarius, who she had secretly arranged to stand by Jeff’s side as his Best Man. “I swear his face lit up brighter when he saw Kadarius than when he saw me,” Andrea joked. Jeff kept his promise that he made to Kadarius, and the next day the two of them went to Monster Jam together and had a blast. “Kadarius is always so grateful for everything Jeff does,” says Andrea. “Kadarius has a heart of gold.” Jeff is a support system not only to Kadarius, but to his family. He checks in with Kadarius’s mother to see how Kadarius is doing in school, and they include Kadarius’s sister in activities at times. It’s become more than just a Big and Little Brother; it’s become an extended family.

Jeff and Kadarius attended Monster Jam the next day

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