CASA Awards for Excellence
The Texas sized ballroom was enormous.
Today we celebrated some of those dedicated to helping abused and neglected children during the annual CASA Awards for Excellence. It was held during the national conference in Texas. CASA CEO, Michael Peraino, and I hosted the affair for 1200 of our closest CASA friends from around the country!
Tom North’s true life story is much more impactful than the made-up version.
North, is one of eight children, who together with ten Beardsley children, became the basis for the family featured in the 1968 film, “Yours, Mine and Ours.” It starred Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda. Later, in 2005, a newer version starring Rene Russo and Dennis Quaid was made.
Following the death of his father when he was 7 years old, Tom says he and the other North children went from a life filled with love and happiness, to living a nightmare. The stepfather’s violence, abuse, and even sexual abuse created a world of intimidation, turmoil and depression for the North children. Not exactly what audiences saw on the big screen.
Be the change!
Your Mrs. International