February is Parent Recognition Month. Strengthening Families Washington, of the Department of Early Learning for Washington State, believes there is no better way to recognize a parent, grandparent, foster or adoptive parent than by acknowledging the numerous and impressive things they do to strengthen their family and those around them in their community.
Seattle’s Child is proud to sponsor the Washington Unsung Hero Awards, recognizing our everyday heroes and honoring the important role caregivers play in children’s lives. There are 28 nominees for the 28 days of February, and Seattle’s Child will highlight each and every one.
Congratulations to the Unsung Hero for February 13
Sarah Gammons Reese – Ferndale
Sarah is an amazing person. Not only does she support families with her work as a Guardian ad Litem, but she has also taken in 50+ foster children in need of a home in Ohio and Washington State and given them hope, access to a loving family, and lots of support.
Sarah and her husband added 9 adopted children from all parts of the world, including China, to their family and two biological kids. Currently, they foster three medically complex children with special needs between the ages of 19 months and two-and-a-half years. Sarah’s home is always open for the biological parents to stay connected with their children. She has a wealth of knowledge about feeding tubes, suctioning kids, sensory challenges, spina bifida mobility support, etc.
Her patience and big heart is so impressive!
Nominator: Julia Renner