Seattle’s Child is proud to partner with the state Department of Children, Youth and Families Strengthening Families Washington to honor outstanding caregivers doing important work on behalf of children.
All month long, we’ll introduce you to Unsung Heroes from around the state: biological parents, grandparents, foster and adoptive parents. Some volunteer at local schools; some have started nonprofits; some mentor others in their communities. Enjoy their stories.
Korielle Ralpho, Airway Heights
The Ralpho family captured my heart (as well as PT and speech therapists Christina Hodges, Erin Johnson and Eden White) when their triplet preemie babies began therapy at Stepping Stones in July 2022.
Korielle and Henley Ralpho have seven kids at home. Their triplets were born at 28 weeks and required 3 months in the NICU before being discharged home.
These parents devote everything they have to their kids. They have shown time and time again that they are committed to overcoming any hardship or stressor that hits their family. Parents are in tune with their kids’ wants and needs. They ask for help from Stepping Stones in the form of available resources in the community. I can’t think of a more deserving family or set of parents that define the term “Unsung Hero.”
Nominator: Kaely Santos, Family Resource Coordinator at Stepping Stones
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