Tracy and Lissa’s Story:
Currently a sophomore, Tracy met Lissa back in middle school when she was hoping for someone to talk to “who would listen and not get mad about everything.” Life has been challenging lately, and this year has been especially difficult for Tracy with the pandemic. She has had conflicts with peers, family struggles, and felt completely isolated during remote school. Throughout this time, Lissa wrote her letters until they could meet in person again. Having so much time away from school made Tracy increasingly anxious about returning to school, and she really didn’t want to come back at all. Knowing that she could see Lissa in person helped get her back to campus, and she looks forward to their time together. “She’s a good friend to me; a good listener when I am talking through things.