19 February, 2009

late for the dance

It was wonderful to be a part of the do1Thing project last week on Valentines day.  I met up with a 20 year old boy who I had photographed a month earlier.  Kyle has spent his life, since age 7, in a variety of foster and group homes.  He never had a normal childhood or teenage life.  It was so heartwarming to watch him button up his wrinkled, too small suit.  He was outside, downtown, in the cold...putting on a suit to go to a dance for recovering youth addicts.  The dance, sponsored by New Avenues for Youth here in Portland would be his first and maybe a step in the right direction for him.

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