Cassandra Sowell, 18, meets with Steve Ashman, executive director of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), and Kristen Parker, a social worker with Aspiranet. Sowell is out on her own after spending at least 13 years in foster care. She reunited with her father, who battles drug addiction and physical ailments resulting from it, and is doing far more for him that he ever could do for her.
Cassandra Sowell, 18, meets with Steve Ashman, executive director of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), and Kristen Parker, a social worker with Aspiranet. Sowell is out on her own after spending at least 13 years in foster care. She reunited with her father, who battles drug addiction and physical ailments resulting from it, and is doing far more for him that he ever could do for her. jjardine@modbee.com
Cassandra Sowell, 18, meets with Steve Ashman, executive director of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), and Kristen Parker, a social worker with Aspiranet. Sowell is out on her own after spending at least 13 years in foster care. She reunited with her father, who battles drug addiction and physical ailments resulting from it, and is doing far more for him that he ever could do for her. jjardine@modbee.com

Jeff Jardine: Modesto teen embraces father despite his troubled past

June 14, 2014 6:48 PM