Thanks for the stories of hope and change

Thanks for the stories of hope and change I have often read the local and very relevant and insightful articles published in your paper. Roxanne Livingstone has presented some life stories that I believe are so very helpful. I would like to thank her, an

I have often read the local and very relevant and insightful articles published in your paper. Roxanne Livingstone has presented some life stories that I believe are so very helpful. I would like to thank her, and the young woman she interviewed, in her recent article “Battling with the bottle.”

This article spoke of a young woman who had been involved with government care since she was a baby. I have seen firsthand over the years the many struggles that young men and women face after they have been in government group homes. They have often also had to deal with family struggles from a young age.

Children are our most precious resource. As a society we can all help to keep them safe, healthy and happy. May there be many more young people who can somehow turn their difficult and challenging lives around, to become confident, successful and happy in the life they choose to live.

Thank you to the Yukon News for presenting these striking local stories of hope and change.

Truska Gorrell

Whitehorse