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Grace uses her gifts to bless others

Grace uses her gifts to bless others

In a flowing white dress, Grace moved across the dark chapel stage lit by beautiful hues of purple and blue light. With her beautiful dance moves, some reminiscent of her childhood in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, she elegantly portrayed an angel in flight.  Grace was doing a solo performance during last year’s annual…

Alumni: For Tony, giving back is a responsibility

Alumni: For Tony, giving back is a responsibility

“I feel a responsibility to give back,” said Shuron “Tony” Wade, who spent eight years at Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch from 1980 through ’87. “It was the best place for me and, to this day, I wouldn’t change anything about my being there. I want to be a positive role model for the kids who are out there now.”

Marlie: Focused on what matters most

Marlie: Focused on what matters most

Pretty blue eyes, framed by strands of long blonde hair, sparkle and dance as Marlie, 9, is working on a jigsaw puzzle on a table at Veigel Home. This little ball of sweet energy keeps at it until she finds a piece that slips in place and fits. Her face does a little happy dance! As with the puzzle, Marlie’s also figuring out what does and doesn’t fit in her life.

Morgan: A surprising reaction made all the difference

Morgan: A surprising reaction made all the difference

Morgan knew his grandmother was serious when she said, “I’m done.” They were painful words for the eighth-grader to hear. Morgan also knew he had been misbehaving and he’d been warned numerous times. Morgan said there was something that just wouldn’t let him make better choices. He knew he wasn’t a bad kid … but…

Hunter: On a better road now

Hunter: On a better road now

Seeing a limited future leads this young man to Boys Ranch “I remember passing by this place many times,” said Hunter, 14. “We would come by here in the truck.” “The truck” is the 18-wheeler Hunter and his parents traveled in as they made coast-to-coast trips for a living. They often used Texas Highway 385 en route…

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