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Unsung heroes: Angie Moore and Gary Alger give their all for their teen son

 

Seattle's Child is proud to once again sponsor the Unsung Heroes being honored in February by the Department of Children, Youth and Families Strengthening Families Washington. 

Every day this month we'll present an Unsung Hero.

 Nominations are accepted from around the state and include biological parents, grandparents, foster and adoptive parents. Some volunteer at local schools; some have started nonprofit organizations; some mentor others in their communities. All honorees are true heroes: outstanding caregivers doing important work on behalf of children. 

 

 

Angie Moore & Gary Alger, Kittitas

 

My daughter and her husband (stepdad to Owen) love and care for Owen in every way you can imagine.

Owen has cerebral palsy, epilepsy, food allergy, deficits in his hearing, mobility, speech – all due to a catastrophic brain infection at the age of 2 weeks. He is now a happy, smiling 14-year-old, goes to school at Kittitas High school, rides the bus, participates in all our family activities to the extent of his ability.

He needs help with most activities and he gets the help he needs, but also encouragement to do the best he can. 

They truly seek out what is best for Owen always. I know they get tired, sometimes sad, but always love Owen and do what is best for him.

 

Nominator:  Norma Moore

More  Unsung Heroes:

Ashlee Newell overcomes obstacles to be a great mom, advocate

Shannon and Everette Anderson help kids embrace their Native heritage

Heidi Walker: A voice for kids, a resource for parents

 

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