One person in the Dayton area outside our family has been involved in the lives of Ross and Ryan more than any other: Mandy Jacobs Creekmur.
Their contact with her began in 1998 during summer camp run by Centerville Schools for kids who needed some help in the summer months to avoid backsliding on their learning during that long break from school.
She was the classroom attendant for one or both of them for years after, until she left to pursue her bachelor’s and then master’s degrees in special education.
However, she never left from involvement in Ross and Ryan’s lives, because she worked with us privately to care for them in our home.
….and because they were invited to her wedding to Don, where Ross spent 20 minutes on the dance floor with her and by himself in front of the live band!