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We’re so happy to announce Tesha K. and her sister Laron as the Mookover winners! With over 800 nominations, it was incredibly hard to choose just one. Laron submitted the winning nomination, which describes her sister Tesha’s generosity and dedication to helping others. Tesha is a Tillamook-loving single mom who, in addition to raising two biological daughters and two adopted special needs children, also provides respite foster care for kids in Spokane. She also sponsors orphanages and families from around the world, because, as Laron says, “She felt she had more to give.” Inspired by her sister’s kindness, Laron is donating her prize pack to families in her area. Congratulations to Tesha and Laron!

Tesha’s adopted daughters, Ruby and Anna, with their foster sister

Tesha and Anna meeting Ruby for the first time at an orphanage in Vietnam

Tesha’s daughters Haley, Sophie and Anna, with Mica, a foster daughter




Great choice! Congratsto Tesha K. and her sister Laron on winning!

January 23rd, 2013 at 11:17 am

Kathryn V.

What a wonderful, inspiring story! Congrats to two wonderful people who exemplify everything that is good in this world!

January 23rd, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Roger & Gayle Simmons

They couldn't have chosen a better person. Congratulations!!!!!

January 23rd, 2013 at 12:53 pm


Congratulations to Tesha and her family!

January 23rd, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Tillamook Team

Hi Kathryn,
I couldn't agree more! We were so happy to hear all of the wonderful nominations and stories that were shared! We have some remarkable and inspiring fans, that's for sure!

All the best,
Amalya, of the Tillamook Team

January 23rd, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Tillamook Team

Hi Roger & Gayle Simmons,
I'm so happy to hear you say that! Thank you for your kind comment and supporting Tesha with us!

All the best,
Amalya, of the Tillamook Team

January 23rd, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Tillamook Team

Hi Connie,
Thanks for your comment! We're so excited for Tesha and her family too!

All the best,
Amalya, of the Tillamook Team

January 23rd, 2013 at 8:08 pm


Tesha and Laron are family members, and even though they are decades younger than me, I want to be like them when I grow up! Both are beautiful, strong, gentle, intelligent, and gifted women.

January 24th, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Tillamook Team

Hi Barbara,
Thanks for your comment. You have some amazing family members, that's for sure! They are an inspiration for us all!

All the best,
Amalya, of the Tillamook Team

January 25th, 2013 at 8:54 am
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