Children’s Homes to Provide Free Book to All Children in Florida Foster Care System ‘Victor’s Dream’ to inspire hope

By April 7, 2011No Comments

LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Baptist Children’s Homes held a press conference in Tallahassee at the beginning of Children’s Week (April 4th) to announce that they would be providing each of the more than 18,000 children in the Florida foster care system with a new book titled Victor’s Dream.

The hardbound book, which is colorfully illustrated on every page, tells the fictitious story about a boy named Victor who lives at a children’s home with his younger brother and can achieve great things in your life,” Wilkins said.

Emma Lee Trawick, who represented the Trawick Foundation at the press conference, said that helping children is one of the primary objectives of their foundation, which is why they agreed to fund this project. Trawick also noted that the book was dedicated to the memory of her mother, Bera Owens, who was devoted to serving the needs of children throughout her life. Owens was a lifetime member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Chipley. The Trawick family has been involved with the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes since the 1970s.

Deborah Polston, who lives in Tallahassee ands of as many foster children as possible, not just in Florida, but throughout the nation as well,” Polston said.

Deborah Polston, the author of Victor’s Dream, speaks at a press conference in Tallahassee to announce that the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes will be providing each of the more than 18,000 children in the Florida foster care system with their own copy of Victor’s Dream.

Brianna Thomas, 16, who is currently in the care of the Children’s Homes in Tallahassee, gave her testimony at the press conference about her journey in the foster care system and her father was never involved. She was adopted by a relative, but was removed from that home at the age of 12 due to physical abuse. She was placed in a number of different foster homes, but she eventually came to live at the Children’s Homes two years ago.

With the members of the press holding their notebooks and my new little sister Sierra,” Thomas said. Thomas will be moving to Panama City to live with the Swett family in June after she finishes school in Tallahassee. Copies of Victor’s Dream can be purchased at any of the Children’s Homes’ campus locations or online on their website