Sarah's Story

A Big Sister Story

At first, when signing up for Big Brothers Big Sisters, I was not exactly sure what to expect. One of my close friends had been matched a few months earlier, as well my uncle a few years back, and it seemed like a fantastic experience. I decided to try the experience for myself.

Once matched, I formed a bond with my little sister, Katheryn. A special bond that quickly turned into a friendship. Not only were our weekly visits consistent, but throughout these visits, our families grew close as well. Katheryn and I have taken part in many activities, planned through Big Brothers Big Sisters throughout our 2 years together, as well as experienced many fun and adventurous activities on our own. Katheryn loved to go bowling, go to the mall, do hair and makeup (which we did often), and watch movies on a weekly basis. It was not hard to find something to do each week that we both loved and had an interest in.

Two years quickly passed with many new friendships and memories made. Unfortunately, the time came when we had to go our separate ways, but still today, Katheryn and I have a strong connection and keep in touch when we can, considering our busy schedules. I have formed a relationship with this young, beautiful lady that will last forever. Katheryn and her family have been, and continue to be, so caring, kind, supportive and loving. They continue to follow up with me as I complete my Master's degree outside of Prince Edward Island. Obviously, leaving the province could not separate us.

Thank you to Big Brothers Big Sisters, we were able to get our pictures professional taken. These pictures are special to both Katheryn and I, as we added them to our collection of memories we have shared together.

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