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As many of Brian’s close family and friends know, taking care of children has always been a big passion of his. Since Brian was as young as 5, he would feel a natural inclination to look after kids who were younger than him. From his god siblings Cam, Clarence, and Cadence, to his best friend Elliot’s younger siblings, seeing these kids smile filled him with happiness that nothing else could equate to. As he grew older and matured, he wanted to use this passion of his as an opportunity to give back to the community in which he grew up in.
Mother’s Choice was the perfect organization for him. Their vision of seeing every child in a safe, loving, and permanent family, and his goal of giving every child happiness, seemed to go together like peanut butter and jelly. He still remembers back in 2019, during his first time volunteering. As a nervous and excited 13 year old, he walked into the room worried that the kids wouldn’t take a liking to him. Yet the moment he took a seat on the floor, there was this girl who sat on his lap and smiled at him. At that moment, he knew that this was where he belonged. Moments like this was why he volunteered in the first place. The warmth of that girl’s smile was that of a thousand suns. Naming this project 1000 Suns means a lot to him as it’s a dedication to that moment, that feeling, that warmth. Ever since that day, he has strived to give these kids the same warmth he felt at that moment.