The MENTOR Network

Cornelius & Lillie Brown Mentors, Ohio MENTOR

Award recipients Cornelius and Lillie Brown from Austintown, Ohio became foster parents with Ohio MENTOR after raising five of their own kids. Last September, they welcomed a young man into their home who, over the course of his young life, had been subjected to significant abuse and neglect. Today, the little boy is thriving in the Browns’ home—he is sleeping on his own, playing football and is involved at the family church.

Watch a video of the 2009 Ripple of Hope Award winners who were honored on November 10, 2009 at the Boston Children’s Museum.