Now 23 years old, Charly works as a computer engineer after having completed his bachelor's degree. He is continuing his master's studies at the same time and is volunteering with an association that works with young cancer patients. Charly continues to see Ms. Baker who welcomes him in her home and represents a mother figure for him. According to Ms. Baker, Charly is part of the family. She explains: "Every five years, I meet a student in whose eyes I see a spark that is being extinguished. Charly is one of those students. But by looking at their spark, we understand that it doesn't take much to rekindle it. It is also our role as teachers to rekindle the flame and give hope to our students." Today, Charly is proud to share his story, that of a resilience that was built with the kindness of Ms. Baker.
Regarding resilience, Dr. Cénat writes: "It is co-constructed. Children facing adversity often need a caring figure to hold out a hand to them in the face of adversity. It is all they need to initiate a process of resilience and create beauty out of chaos.".