Seven-year-old Reece was the last of six siblings to be taken into foster care. By the time he arrived at Cathy’s his disruptive behaviour had seen him go through four carers in little over a month. But as an experienced foster carer, with a reputation for handling difficult children, Cathy welcomed Reece into her home despite knowing virtually nothing about his family history.
Little by little Reece began to warm to Cathy and her family, and learned to trust those around him. But his total refusal to discuss anything to do with his home life suggested there was more to his behaviour than social services knew or understood. When Cathy was finally allowed to read his files she discovered the truth was far more shocking then she could ever have imagined…
I was totally pulled into the story of seven-year-old Reece right from the beginning and have never felt so deeply sorry for a young child in my life as I did Reece. The abuse he suffered at the hands of his own family is utterly appalling to say the least.
Cathy Glass, with her many years of experience of caring for children such a Reece, was able to provide him with the love, guidance, support, discipline, morals, and values he needed to grow into a healthy productive member of society. Without her advocacy of Reece, who knows what would have happened to this poor child. Thank goodness there are people like Cathy Glass who are willing, out of the goodness of their hearts, to take these children in and give them some semblance of a normal life.