It’s not a topic of conversation that comes easily to Brandon and Brae’ton Vann.
Few friends know the Boone Grove brothers are products of a broken home in Gary with no father and a drug-addicted mother.
Rescued from a bleak life at a young age by foster parents Vernon and Linda Black, the boys prefer, understandably so, to leave those chapters in the past, looking forward, not back.
“I can’t explain it,” Brandon, a senior, said. “It means a lot. We’re at a level where we can try to be something. We didn’t grow up like that”…
Photo courtesy of Jim Peters.