Tonya Gowdy had a lot of dolls growing up.
And, as so many little girls do, she cared for and treated those dolls as if they were her own children.
The older she got, the more she realized that what she had been practicing with the dolls had actually grown into one of her greatest passions: looking after children.
“It actually first came about ever since I was little,” Gowdy said. “I had that passion of working with kids, and it all kind of started just playing with and caring for those dolls.”