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.