19-year-old puts her life on hold to raise siblings
The dinner table featured spaghetti, and a plate of it was right next to Randy Crayton’s homework. The kindergartner was practicing writing words and the alphabet. He was having a heck of a time concentrating, but LaRonda Rowe was keeping him on task.
“Let’s start over,” said Rowe, the boy’s sister and legal guardian.
“I want to go to the bathroom,” said Randy, 5.
“Randy, that looks like a J, not an I,” said another sister, 16-year-old Patsy Crayton. “Don’t rush it. Take your time.” Sometimes it takes a tag-team effort by the sisters to make sure Randy ffnishes his schoolwork.
Rowe, who celebrated her 19th birthday Saturday, and her siblings are part of the Austin American-Statesman’s Season for Caring program, which helps 12 featured families and hundreds of other Read updates from the other families and see the original stories and photos at
SFor more information on Season for Caring, call 445-3590 or email email@example.com. To make a donation, go online or see the donation form on . families through local nonprofft agencies. Rowe was nominated by Foundation