Tywaun has grown from a little boy into a young man. His confidence, intelligence, and maturity are apparent to all who meet him. But it has not been an easy road for him. To say that he has encountered challenges and adversity in his life would be a gross understatement (he will freely recount his struggles when asked). Through it all, though, Ken and Pat have always been there. He knows that he can always have an honest talk with them; he knows their home is always open to him; he knows that he always has allies. Tywaun often says he would not be where he is today without them. Such is the closeness and strength of their relationship that the "big" and "little" labels do not do them jsutice. They are, by their own assessment, family.