Susan Krassey has been a CASA for 14 years and a member of the Milton Foster Children’s Fund committee for over 10 years.
Susan reviews fund requests from foster children on a monthly basis. One of her most memorable requests was from a 6-year-old child who had a little problem; he wet his pants continually. His therapist suggested to his foster parents that he use a vibrating alarm wrist watch set for short intervals to remind him to use the bathroom. The watch was quite expensive. The committee received a request to purchase the watch, which was immediately approved. The watch worked!
What really stuck with Susan was the thank you note that the committee received from the child.
“I don’t pee in my pants anymore!” he wrote.
“This was one of the sweetest thank you notes imaginable,” Susan related.
Susan continues, “Stories like this one remind each committee member of the importance of the requests. No matter how simple a request might appear to be, it can be very significant to the child. In fact, it could be life changing.”
The Milton Foster Children’s Fund helps foster children go to summer school or receive tutoring or even purchase a letterman jacket or class ring. Things and experiences that help children feel like a normal child during a time that can be chaotic and scary.
CASA thanks Susan Krassey and all of the volunteers on the Milton Foster Children’s Fund for their dedication to CASA and the children we serve.