On the day following his actual birthday, Brandon received an unexpected birthday surprise. His placement social worker from “Second Chance” stopped by to wish him a Happy Birthday and gave him a card to open. Inside the birthday card were two tickets to Thursday night’s game.
His social worker is a huge sports fan and is a Steelers season ticket holder. She never misses a home game. Wanting to do something extra special for Brandon she handed over Thursday night’s tickets. Toby was Brandon’s “plus one.”
Thursday night arrived and Molly graciously offered to play “parent” while Grace and I were at our Thursday night classes and Toby and Brandon were at the game. Like a pro she transported Tyler to his dyslexia tutoring and Ozzie to his autism social skills class, allowing Toby the night off to go and make some special memories with his new addition.
Toby and Brandon had a wonderful time. The weather was bitterly cold but that didn’t damper their enthusiasm.
The Steelers played a great game and came out the victors over the Panthers in a 52-21 win.
The guys wandered in after midnight, raving about the game and the experience.
What a special shared memory they made that night,
All thanks to a social worker who goes above and beyond the call of duty to bless the lives of the kids in her care.