Ashton Kline was just 15 years old when he lost his mother to a horrific act of domestic violence.
Compounding the tragic loss, Ashton and his brother Grant, aged six, were placed in foster care. This is where the Alannah & Madeline Foundation stepped in.
Through the Children Ahead program, which provides intensive, therapeutic support to children and young people to assist their recovery from significant trauma or violence, the Alannah & Madeline Foundation provided case management support, financial assistance and advocacy to Ashton and his brother. Without them, Ashton said the journey to recovery would not have been possible.
“I became an ambassador for the Foundation in 2017 as a way of giving back and recognising that without the Foundation’s support, my brother and I may not be where are today,” said Ashton.
“I also wanted to showcase the work of the Foundation, demonstrating that you can turn a soul-destroying journey into something truly positive, that you can come out the other side and provide a beacon of hope to others.”
You can read more about Ashton and Grant in this Two of Us article.
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