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The Best Version of Myself

The first time Celine mentioned her new Big, she said, “Michelle is fierce, like Beyonce!” The two have been matched for nearly three years, and, in the words of their Match Support Specialist, “absolutely adore each other.”

Big Sister, Michelle, agreed. “It was pretty instant when we broke the ice” she remembered. “I knew it was going to be an awesome relationship.”

“Every time I hang out with Michelle it’s something new” Celine beams. Together they’ve gone to movie screenings in the park, visited art shows, and have even taken surfing lessons! Mostly they just enjoy each other's company. “We go to different restaurants and just talk and talk and talk”, Michelle laughs.

Even when they’re apart, Michelle and Celine check in frequently with phone chats and text messages. Celine’s mother says Michelle is a great role model for her daughter, and is so happy she signed Celine up for the BBBSBA program. She tells us that Michelle inspires Celine to be the best version of herself.

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