As a quiet child, Zahir had always struggled to communicate with his parents and teachers. But it became much worse after his father died when Zahir was just seven years old. Zahir’s grades dropped, he became fearful of new experiences, and he started isolating himself from his family.
Growing up in an unstable home environment, Heather had a difficult time envisioning a brighter future for herself. Bonny was matched with Heather during a crucial time in her life—when she was about to start high school. At the time she was also struggling with family issues, school, and just being happy with herself.