Frieda Sutton and Debbie Epstein Pursue Their Dream to Help Children at Stern College for Women

Frieda Sutton and Debbie Epstein first met in the summer of 2011 at The Kids of Courage Summer Adventure Camp, a travel experience for children or young adults struggling with illness or disability. Sutton, who has cerebral palsy, had heard about the program at Camp Morasha and decided to give it a shot. Epstein became her counselor. But right away, the two learned they had something else in common—that fall, they would both head to midtown Manhattan for their first semester at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women.

Frieda Sutton and Debbie Epstein

Frieda Sutton and Debbie Epstein

“Stern sounded like a good way to get to know people and living in the city also sounded like a good thing,” said Sutton, a Brooklyn native.

Epstein, of Boca Raton, Florida, agreed. “I wanted to be somewhere with a big Jewish community where I could meet lots of new people.”

At Stern, Epstein and Sutton could also pursue their shared passion: improving the lives of children. Read the rest of this entry…

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