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Anna Flores French Place Apartments, San Antonio, TX I had never heard of CASA before until Anna, who’s been a volunteer for several years as a child advocate. I see how passionate she is with these kids and how hard she fights for them knowing that their little futures are in her hands. I went to CASA’s annual fundraising event to show my support and I was just blown away. As I walked through the gallery I looked at all the pictures of the advocates and all the smiles of the many kids who had been saved from abusive neglected homes and it nearly brought me to tears. They framed pictures of little happy drawings the children had drawn for their advocates in their own little attempts to say thank you. Some of the children would even refer to Anna as mom. I have seen her spend hours coming and going working on her cases. Even buying on countless occasions, clothes and toys for her little ones out of her own pocket. I came upon Anna’s portraits and I immediately remembered the story behind the family portrayed in the gallery. It was two sisters and a brother. The girls said they had to stay together to take care of each other and their little baby brother. Well Anna found them their forever home. Mother’s day was just around the corner so I knew I needed to do something really special. I went to Target and I got several bags and all kinds of fun toys, puzzles and books. I went to the card section and picked out the cutest Mother’s day card along with a little bouquet of flowers. When I got in to the office Anna was already working on the computer and I handed her the flowers and the card. She looked confused as the card read: To Mom from All of Us (Anna does not have any children) I thanked her, on behalf of all those little children some of whom were still babies that could not even begin to express their thank you’s for what she had done for them and all those lives that she will change as a result. I handed her the bags of toys and she was completely speechless. Tears running down her face she hugged me and said, “This is the most special gift I will ever receive.” 103

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