July 18, 2014
The world lost a great treasure when Maya Angelou passed away last May. Raised for many years by her father's mother, Annie Henderson, Maya was one of our great Kinship Hall of Famers. While I mourned her passing along with everyone else, it reminded how much I enjoyed reading about her grandmother and the stories of Maya's upbringing by that strong and powerful woman.
FIFA Grand Success
July 1, 2014
You just knew there had to be a kinship caregiver tie-in with the World Cup soccer ("football" to the rest of the world) competition under way in Brazil. When team USA meets for a key game against Belgium this Wednesday, July 1, keep your eye on our twenty-year old defender, DeAndre Yedlin. Yedlin, who plays for the Seattle Sounders when he's not kicking tail and taking names for Team USA, was raised by his grandparents in Seattle. Yedlin has praised them for his new-found fame and success as a world-class soccer star. "My grandparents have been big supporters in my life. Without them paying for all the soccer growing up I don't know if I would be where I am today."