Foster Grandparents: Project Brings Together Kids, Elders with All the Love of Real Thing - VIDEO

February 28, 2019
Citizen Times (NC)

It was the scariest day of Thomasina’s life, yet undoubtedly one of her proudest. It was 2009, and her son Curtis was graduating magna cum laude from North Carolina A&T University. She was in a white pantsuit on a beautiful June day. Then, she completely stopped breathing. She would spend the next week in the intensive care unit on life support.

Thomasina Brownlee, 63, emerged from the ICU with a renewed sense of purpose and a second chance at life. She is one of 55 foster grandparents working with the federally funded Foster Grandparents program, offered by the Land of Sky Regional Council. For the past six years, she has worked five days a week at the Asheville YWCA’s Early Learning Program with children ages 2-4.

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