Steps 2 Strides helps children with developmental problems and it's just what Shontera Snow needed for her son. Her son, Javontah Fuller, also found a friend and someone to stand up for him.
Tuesday after the lunch hour, Shontera and her 11-year-old son were getting ready for a big thank you to the staff. "Its real hard for him [her son] to control his impulses."
But one staff member, in particular, stood up for him, literally. Sherry Paul was present when an adult was yelling at Javontah, and although she did not describe exactly what happened on camera, she says it was bad enough that she had to step in a put a stop to it.
"It just got a little bit out of hand, so I dismissed the situation," explained Paul.
They wanted to thank her and the rest of staff here at Steps 2 Strides, because as Javontah's mom says, not only did they stand up and be his voice, they helped him find his own.
"Thank you for bringing me here and helping me get through my situation," exclaimed Javontah.
Steps 2 Strides is on the 1700 block of south Clack. They work with disabilities ranging from A.D.H.D. to Autism.