Start Something Big - Big Sister Sherri and Little Sister Sarah

Start Something Big - Big Sister Sherri and Little Sister Sarah

Big Sister Sherri was awarded Indiana Big Sister of the Year for 2013. She and Little Sister Sarah have been matched for nine years and have a truly inspiring story.
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"It changed my life probably as much or maybe more than it changed Sarah's." Sherri, on her experience as a Big Sister
Big Sister Sherri was awarded Indiana Big Sister of the Year for 2013. She and Little Sister Sarah have been matched for nine years and have a truly inspiring story.

"We've been matched for nine years," said Sarah.
"When I first met Sarah she was shy, very quiet, of course she was only seven," said Sherri.

Much growth and change has occurred during their relationship.

"She helped me with like getting out of my shy zone and meeting other people and going other places," Sarah explained.
"Now, she's like part of the family," said Sherri.

Sarah is now sixteen years old. She recalls many great experiences with Sherri, including trips to Yellowstone National Park, Oklahoma, and Florida, where Sarah saw the beach for the first time.

"I would probably never have left Indiana," Sarah said.
"My intent was to try to get her exposed to things that she wouldn't have otherwise been exposed to," said Sherri.

And Sherri even helped Sarah to get braces.

"Sherri helped pay for the orthodontist and stuff cause I was made fun of in elementary for it," Sarah told us.

This meaningful and longstanding relationship earned Sherri Indiana Big Sister of the Year.

"It changed my life probably as much or maybe more than it changed Sarah's. You don't have to be related by blood to have a really strong, healthy, good relationship," said Sherri.

For more information on how to become a Big, call Big Brothers Big Sisters at 456-1600.


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