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Aneta & Lexie: A Hilarious Duo!

126  When you first meet Aneta and Lexie, the room quickly fills with laughter and it doesn't take long o figure our that the two share a very special connection.  
 

Aneta joined the organization in 2009 and admits she was reluctant when first matched with Lexie, who was 16 at the time. “I was a bit nervous about the idea of mentoring a teen. But once I met Lexie, I knew right away she was going to be a great fit for me.” 

The two have been matched for almost 3 years, and in that time have shared some interesting and fun times together. Aneta recalled one of their favorite outings on a golf course and explained that the two had no idea what they were doing, came without clubs and still managed to have a fun time! Lexie agreed, saying, “That’s what I love about spending time with Aneta. It doesn’t matter what we’re doing, we always have fun and enjoy each other’s company.” 

The friendship Aneta and Lexie have found in one another means the world to both of them. The two have shared many wonderful adventures together, but admit they enjoy just laughing, talking and gossiping about life together the most. 

When asked about what having Aneta has meant to her life, Lexie explained, “Aneta is a really good listener and always lets me vent about life’s troubles. She gives great advice too and I can be myself around her.”

The best part of the experience for Aneta has been watching Lexie come out of her shell and grow as an empathetic and caring individual, “I wasn’t looking at the time commitment when I joined as a volunteer. I was looking at the experience as a good opportunity to make a new friendship. I couldn’t have imagined 3 years ago, how close Lexie and I would become. It’s not a chore and she’s the best part of my week.” 


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