Big Brothers Big Sisters event had Big Surprise for El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Dylan Sullivan

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 25, 2016 / comments

By Jack Nissen -- Ready for an eye cleansing story?

At the Big Brothers Big Sisters event tonight, a long ago El Dorado County Big Sister was called to the mike to tell her story. She recounted her privileged upbringing, her Little Sister's very not so privileged upbringing, their first meeting, their interactions, including basketball at UCD where the Big Sis played in her college days. She described all that she got out of the relationship, which was considerable. And their ultimately losing contact.

Then she introduced and asked her Little Sister to come to the mike to tell her side of the story. She did so. "She" is El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Dylan Sullivan.
After a very long hug between Big Sis and Little Sis, Judge Sullivan told her story of the relationship, its impact on her and the direction her life took as a result. (She even went on to play basketball at UCD.)

Amazing stories, both of them.

So, where is the tear jerking part?

Judge Sullivan was seated in the dining room with the rest of us listening to the auction and other BB/BS stories.

Until being introduced and called to the mike, Big Sis was secreted away in a room off the main dining room. She had come from Southern California.

JUDGE SULLIVAN DID NOT KNOW THAT HER BIG SIS OF DECADES AGO WAS HERE UNTIL BIG SIS WAS ASKED TO COME TO THE STAGE AND TAKE THE MIKE!!!

OK, you can cry now.  Mighty Goddamn touching.

"Thank you to EDC Big Brothers & Big Sisters for reuniting me with my 'Big.' And thank you for helping our kids in difficult circumstances" said Dylan Sullivan, Superior Court Judge.

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