Big Sister Shandra and Little Sister Ver’Shayia have had a great bond from the start. Ver’Shayia’s mom wanted someone that could be there as a role model for her and help encourage her to have more confidence. Shandra has been a great friend to Ver’Shayia and has shared lots of new experiences with her. They enjoy going on nature walks together, and Shandra even taught Ver’Shayia how to make her favorite dessert – chocolate covered strawberries! Ver’Shayia’s mom said that in the time that they have been matched she has seen Ver’Shayia become less anxious, learn how to be more expressive with her feelings and not bottle everything up — and she is really grateful to Shandra for that!