Dear Big Brothers,

Dear Big Brothers,

I wanted to thank you so much for matching Seb* and his Big Brother Eli together almost 3 years ago.

When Seb was 7 and even before that, I was skeptical about any man coming into his life and being a good influence.

Unfortunately, I, as a single mom, and as a single woman had trust issues toward men. Your organization and Eli changed that and for that I am forever thankful.

Even though Eli didn’t ‘need’ to stay as Seb’s Big Brother, he chose to.

Within 3 months of them being brothers, Eli came to Seb family birthday with his wife and they have remained in our lives as family, as Seb’s* brother, sister, family.

I wanted to thank you, the program and especially Eli for being there for us.

This past year has been exceptionally hard for Seb. He was hospitalized at BC Children’s Hospital for a month. The very first visitor he had was Eli.

Seb has been diagnosed with extreme separation anxiety and PTSD.  Eli, is the ONLY person Seb will go with and leave me.

I wanted to share my thanks and gratitude with you all in the program.

Thank you for everything you do!


*Name has been changed to protect the privacy and confidentiality of children and youth whom we serve.

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