Kyle's storyKyle’s father left before he was born, and his mother relied on his aunt and uncle for financial support. Later, he and his mom moved frequently. Kyle’s mother had difficulties and eventually left Kyle with his aunt. By then he was a challenging child and his aunt called Family & Children’s Services to have him placed into foster care. He lived in his first foster home for three years with a family that didn’t care for him. In addition, he had to deal with constant lies from his birth mother and with feeling alone. He struggled at school and had difficulties being categorized as a Crown Ward. Feeling that he could handle life anymore he told his closest friend of his plan to commit suicide. His friend did what any good friend would do and told his mom. Not only did she call him right away she went even further; she took the training and preparation to become a foster parent, and welcomed Kyle into her home. With her love and support Kyle has now completed a major in History with a minor in English at the University of Guelph. While Kyle was in school he was a founding member of the University of Guelph Crown Ward Peer Helper program and he was recognized for his contributions with the Lin Coburn Award. Kyle has been accepted into Teacher College and it about to start a new academic journey at Wilfrid Laurier University.