Here’s a teenager who should be commended for stepping up to care for the only family he has left.
After the loss of both parents, 18-year-old Kyle Nester plans to adopt his 15-year-old sister Madison as soon as possible.
The children lost both of their parents within fourteen months of one another. First it was their father Roy who had a heart attack on Christmas Eve in 2015 and last week, the children’s mother, Tammy died from liver and kidney failure.
The untimely deaths of both of their parents, have left the family in a lurch. But the Ohio based community they call home has stepped it up and picked up the slack by raising money for the kids so they can support themselves.
So far, Kyle says the support has been “overwhelming” and something he’s truly grateful for because his mother didn’t have an insurance policy or benefits available for the children to receive. So concerned local citizens have made sure both high school students have nothing to worry about.
A gesture that has made it a little easier for Kyle to focus on his biggest hope and that’s adopting his baby sister.
Saying to WSYX, “I’m going to try and take guardianship of (Madison) and make sure she has everything she needs through college and everything.”
It’s important to the Nester Siblings to stay together. Kyle stating, “She’s all I have left. So, I have to do everything for her.”
The grandparents of the children are still alive and fully support Kyle’s decision to adopt his younger sister and take responsibility for her, even when he begins attending college at Ohio State University this fall, a school that’s about 10 miles away from the Nester’s home.
It is clear that their parents would be proud of both of their children.
If you are interested in supporting the two siblings, the community is also collecting donations via Go Fund Me and the page has raised over $30,000, which is about $10,000 more than the original goal.
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