Since becoming a CASA advocate early in 2015, Gary has taken on 9 - yes NINE - cases. In his retirement, Gary has found a full-time calling in child advocacy.
On one of his current cases, an unimaginably sad situation arose when the biological mom took her own life. Gary has displayed enormous empathy and compassion for his sweet kids, and working with the therapist and house parents, is determined to help them get through this heartbreaking situation.
On a case previously worked by Gary, the parents were not able to keep the promises made to the court, and the kids were returned to care. Gary was once again assigned to the siblings, and they were excited to see someone both familiar and trusted.
Gary not only does amazing work with his kids, he is tireless in his support of the CASA program. He has volunteered his time above and beyond his cases to help in recruitment and church outreach. Gary is a frequent speaker at our CASA 101 sessions, and his heartfelt testimony often brings tears to those in attendance.
Gary is charmingly humble, and shrugs off any attention his advocacy might bring. He is incredibly valuable to all of us at CASA, and we are blessed to have him on our team.
Thank you Gary, for ALL you do, and congratulations!