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  • By Eddie Trizzino Times West Virginian

WHITE HALL — Bonnie Dunn’s mother gave up her only child just four days after giving birth.

The rest of Dunn’s life would be shaped by this decision. She ended up being raised by her grandparents who performed all the duties that would normally be done by parents.

“I don’t know where I would be today,” Dunn said. “My mom... lived with us for a while and then she remarried and left, but she had turned the raising of me over to her mom and dad, and I am so grateful for the [sacrifices they made].”

 

On Monday, Dunn led a workshop training session at Pierpont Community and Technical College’s Advanced Technology Center. She detailed the resources available to people who are raising their grandchildren. But she also discussed how officials within the community should interact with these grandparents and their situations.

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