Meet Our Members- Charlie

This is Charlie. He is 14 years old. He loves basketball, super heroes, chili, sausage cheeseburgers, pizza rolls, mountain dew zero and pringles. He gets his feelings hurt easily. Is a night owl. He started PRE-ETS in January and enjoys it. Summer he goes to Achieving Dreams camp. Charlie was first visited at home by Diana Merzweiler when he was 3 day old. He started SEE the first year it started and went every summer until he aged out. DSL is a big part of our lives. We have met so many great and caring people who are now our friends.


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