Foster Care – Marcy & Felipe
For Mother’s Day 2022, Felipe wanted to make sure his foster mother, Marcy, was celebrated and took matters into his own hands. He reached out to his Villages case manager and asked if he could have a gift card or cash to take Marcy to dinner. Because of support from The Villages’ community through financial and in-kinds donations, the foster care leadership team was able to provide Felipe with a $50 Visa gift card. Felipe took Marcy, and the rest of the foster household, to Applebee’s on Mother’s Day! Felipe says, “I just wanted to give back to someone who has given so much for me. Marcy has shown me that I can achieve my goals and reach my potential.”
A few months after that special dinner, Felipe and Marcy were able to celebrate again. This time they celebrated Felipe’s adoption. He’ll be able to treat Marcy to dinner on Mother’s Day for the rest of their lives. Felipe aspires to join the Air Force and earn his pilot’s license. He then would like to get involved with real estate. Felipe shared he wants to make sure that his mom is set financially, without stress, for the rest of her life. He wants to give back to her after everything she’s done for him.