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To the editor:

My husband and I moved to Molalla in September 2000 and have received the Molalla Pioneer since then.

The item Cindy Fama wrote for Colton Corner provided the most uplifting weekly local news of what all families with special needs children could hope to find in every school, no matter where they live. We have friends in Colton and are familiar with the people who live there - they love their town and their children.

I think Cindy has done the best news piece that could be done to start 2019. I hope that it will make the rounds of all the reporters who seem to write only how awful this country is. They will see that there still are people who actually do good. Even more, to those of us who have lived in this wide area of small towns, it is not odd to find this kind of caring among the people who live and work in our rural area. Many of us come from large cities where we got tired of high taxes, living by neighbors you never know, never talk to beyond "Hello" or "Keep the noise down."

It is refreshing to have people as neighbors we call "friends." I just want Cindy to know what a good job she did in taking the many hours I'm sure she used to bring us this news about a little boy who was given the chance to simply be the boy that he wants to be. I am sure he will, indeed, be in Cartoon Land. You, go for it, Jacob.

And don't forget to thank your family, schools, friends and doctors for being on your side, and Cindy Fama for writing a story about how you became an overcomer.

Donna Busto

Molalla


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