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George and Louise Rader: Providing Second Chances

George and Louise Rader: Providing Second Chances

Sometimes, a second chance is all you need. George Rader would certainly agree with that. Born in Indiana, George was only a few months old when his parents separated. Not prepared to raise George and his brother on his own, George’s father placed them in an orphanage. A few years later, when he met the…

Lt. Col. & Mrs. Schaefer: A Lifetime of Commitment

Lt. Col. & Mrs. Schaefer: A Lifetime of Commitment

When Lt. Col. and Mrs. Alvin P. “Bud” Schaefer made out their annual Christmas list each year, there was always one name on it that held special meaning for them. The Schaefers knew their gift to Cal Farley’s at the end of the year would immediately make an impact on the life of a child who…

Dr. Sanford Smith: Building on Memory

Dr. Sanford Smith: Building on Memory

Dr. Sanford Smith is a thoughtful man with a twinkle in his eye. Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Sanford “Butch” Smith spent his childhood moving across Texas. He graduated from high school in Lubbock. “I married an Oklahoma girl in Texas who took me to Oklahoma … for a while,” Dr. Smith shared. He attended…

Wilbur & Barbara Duncan: Cal Farley’s care for children ‘So evident’

Wilbur & Barbara Duncan: Cal Farley’s care for children ‘So evident’

As a young man, Wilbur Duncan wanted to travel the world. He was born in Virginia in 1937 and eventually made his way to North Carolina, Indiana, New Mexico and Texas. Mr. Duncan served with the United States Navy for 14 years, traveling to many foreign countries. His work and his spirit for adventure took…

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