The MENTOR Network

Tim & Delia Shires Mentors, California MENTOR

Last year, when Karen moved to the home of award recipients Tim and Delia Shires, she was prone to sudden outbursts of rage, a result of the brain injury she sustained more than 25 years ago. Jennifer, who moved into their home in May of this year, relied on a walker to get around the house and complicated mental illness reduced her to tears several times a day. Today, thanks to the love and support that Tim and Delia have provided to both women, Karen and Jennifer’s lives have been transformed.

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