Kris was born with fetal alcohol syndrome & Down Syndrome. His family had heard of Teri and what she did with Down Syndrome children and they contacted her. Within 24 hours, Teri was the parent of a second child.

During the 1-year waiting period, Kris’s parents visited him at Teri’s house and gave financial support to her school. He was 10 days old when Teri got him. 

A very strong bond formed between teri and Kris which lasts until today. Kris learned food preparation while Teri worked for a caterer. He is self-sufficient and loves to work as a sous chef in a café for disabled people. He loves the outcome of the food he puts out. Kris is also involved in Special Olympics playing golf and bocci.