Campbell (left) and Crystal (right)
Big sister Campbell and Little sister Crystal were matched in April of 2018 and their match has grown into a meaningful friendship. Their unique match has been impactful not only for Crystal, but for Campbell as well. Crystal needed a Big Sister who would help with homework and be a consistent part of her life. Campbell was perfect for that role for and she and Crystal just naturally became good friends. Both Sisters are interested in agriculture, horses and they both enjoy spending time with Campbell’s dog, Crazy.
The most important aspect of their match is incorporating one another in everyday activities with each other such as, taking Big Sisters’ dog to the dog park or going to the coffee shop to finish homework. They both inspire each other and make sure they help one another achieve their potential. Campbell says. “Crystal has always been brave and caring, but her awareness and care for others continues to grow with the help of her developing listening skills”.
Being a Big Sister has also allowed Campbell to grow as well. She expressed, “Crystal has been a great friend to me. I’ve enjoyed getting to know her and her parents. I joined Big Brothers Big Sisters out of the wind and it has been everything I’ve wanted and more”. Campbell says Crystal has made an impact on her life. She also said, “I’ve enjoyed getting to know a different way of life. We are similar in a lot of ways but different in others. Being a Big Sister has shown me a new perspective in life”.
One thing on their bucket list to do together is to go to the new Adventure park in Lubbock. Every time they meet is a good time but this one is going to be a real adventure! Campbell has been a Big Sister in our program for 1 year and 7 months. She believes others should volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters as well. She said “It’s important for us to do something bigger than ourselves. If you want to do it, you have the time for it”.