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Tiffany Wright selected as Ohio REALTORS 2023 Good Neighbor Award recipient

Tiffany Wright selected as Ohio REALTORS 2023 Good Neighbor Award recipient

Sep 18, 2023

(From left): Ohio REALTORS Treasurer Michelle Billings, Ohio REALTORS 2023 Good Neighbor Award Recipient Tiffany Wright, President-Elect Ali Whitley, and President Ralph Mantica.

Wright, who was nominated by Southern Ohio Association of REALTORS, is associated with Sibcy Cline REALTORS. 

The Good Neighbor Award, one of the organization's most prestigious honors, is presented to an individual REALTOR who has shown exemplary commitment to community service. 

There are so many people who choose to open their hearts and homes to little ones, some choose to foster, and some choose to adopt. In 2018, Tiffany’s family found themselves on a similar path. Through many conversations, they discovered a family friend that was helping someone place a child for adoption.

Unfortunately, the pregnancy had many challenges and they lost touch with the mother. However, seven months after the initial contact, Tiffany received an unexpected call that a baby girl was awaiting for them in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and that the mother had already left. The level of shock was indescribable- no nursery, no car seat, nothing. 

On September 22, 2018 Tiffany held a beautiful baby girl in her arms. The tiny baby had been born with multiple medical challenges– as were many other babies filling the rooms of the NICU in the same wing. Tiffany can still recall seeing babies with tremors and loud crying as a handful of nurses tried to console and care for the babies. She was told many of the babies were experiencing withdrawal-like symptoms associated with NAS (Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome).

Once the baby was healthy and thriving, and using the baby girl’s courage, smile, laughter, snuggles, and fierceness as an inspiration, Tiffany founded a nonprofit called the Magnolia Resource. Its goal is to help children and families on a similar journey, providing resources that give courage and support to others impacted by foster care, kinship care, or adoption. 

She now coordinates with other local non-profits, social workers, government and public services and professionals to spread the word about the resources available through the Magnolia Resource and helps educate the community on how to support children and families going through similar experiences.

You can learn more about the Magnolia Resource by clicking here. 

The Ohio REALTORS, with more than 36,000 members, is the largest professional trade association in Ohio.  

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