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H SUPER HERO, FROM PG 1 Larry Lee Valentine was one of those children. Saturday night he appeared on the stage, a 30-year-old security guard with his own family – a wife and two boys. “He is one of our success stories,” Mefford said. As he saw his 6-year-old image projected on the screen, Valentine said later he was holding back tears. He was in foster care most of his life. “I guess I never really knew what was going on, but mentally, when I got older, I just didn’t let that set me back from doing things and being a decent person,” he said. Valentine said he grew strength from strong supportive women. “My last foster mother took care of me from 13 until I aged out. She kept me going to church and it has helped me,”

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said the father of two. As Mefford brought the family to the stage, the room exploded in applause upon seeing the return of one of their own. Since Valentine started in the system, more than 1,000 volunteers have been trained to support children. During that 25-year period, 14,000 children have been helped. “That is a staggering number,” said mistress of ceremonies Michele Fisher. Fisher a veteran voice talent and owner of Michele Fisher Voice Overs in Sugar Land, started the evening in prayer saying, “we pray that not one child slip through the cracks.” One of the social workers present Saturday could relate to that prayer. Though the job can be grim, she said she maintains a sense of hope in knowing that every child she meets gives her another chance to change a life. Giving hope is one of the

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