After escaping abuse, family tries to rebuild despite medical issues

Since 1973, the Caller-Times has reported on the struggle of needy children and their families during the holiday season.  All money donated to the Christmas Call campaign benefits the children as all overhead costs are covered by Caller-Times, United Way of the Coastal Bend and participating agencies.

The Christmas tree shines through the front window of the tidy house near Calallen, and inside, four siblings giggle among themselves and share intimate jokes.

The two youngest, Piper, 7, and James, 9, give calm and straightforward answers to questions about school and hobbies. Both cite math as their favorite subject, but get a little heated when discussing their interests. Piper loves watching “Frozen” and “Frozen II” and shows off the tie-dye stuffed cat she won by answering school Christmas trivia. James prefers video games, with “Fortnite” the particular favorite.

The two oldest daughters, Daisy, 12, and Ava, 13, are more open. Daisy is a straight college student who enjoys math and art classes, as well as crafts and jewelry making. Ava loves English language arts and athletics, and spends time experimenting with hairstyles.

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *