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Milwaukee HS Coach Takes Girl Under His Wing

WISN Milwaukee did a piece for Thanksgiving on a girl who is thankful for the hardships she has been through, and the coach that gave her a home. Basketball coach Marlon Boyd at Washington HS saw the difficult time that one of his players, 17-year-old Keana Berkhalter, was having. Seeing her despair, Boyd told her that at his school and on his team she had a home. Then he gave her an actual home: his.

Berkhalter was abandoned by her parents and had been in foster home. A once exceptional student, her life had taken its toll and school began to suffer. But in a time of economic hardships, this man added a fourth child – a high school student – to his family as a foster. Since Berkhalter has been in the home of Boyd her grades rose again and she is class valedictorian and has received a scholarship.

Well-Met Mr. Boyd, your Well-Meaning and Well-Applied values gave this girl back her life.


About K9vin

I have been a volunteer for the humane treatment of animals in the Milwaukee area for 10 years as well as our parks system including founding the friends group for off-leash dog parks and a volunteer for The Park People. I was born in and raised near Milwaukee and have pride in the city. I want to be one of the people always striving to make Milwaukee better, starting with getting other men involved in their community.


One thought on “Milwaukee HS Coach Takes Girl Under His Wing

  1. To Coach Boyd & Wife. Well done. A great example for others to live by.
    To Keana Berkhalter. The world is yours. Character does win out in the end. Do not ever give it up.

    Posted by Craig Tordsen | November 25, 2011, 10:36 am

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