Sadly, at just four years old, Ma’Kari had been through more than most adults. He was living in a domestic violence shelter after he witnessed the death of his baby sister. His mother, Karri was doing the best she could to get into a home where Ma’Kari and his baby brother would be safe. Despite her many efforts Karri was unable to find a job. It was starting to look very bleak for her and her children.
Karri didn’t think that they would be able to celebrate the holidays at all, and she felt like she had failed as a mother.