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February 12, 2018
CONTACT: Rep. Jim Steineke                                                                             
(608) 266-2401

Racine County Foster Family to be Recognized as Assembly ‘Hometown Heroes’

MADISON – The Wisconsin State Assembly will recognize Robyn and Dan Fedrigon from Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin as “Hometown Heroes” at the upcoming Assembly session on February 15th.   

The Fedrigons, who have been fostering in Racine County for over 11 years, were nominated by their State Representative, Robin Vos (R-Rochester), for their incredible service and dedication to their community. With votes being taken this month on the Speaker’s Task Force on Foster Care bills to reform the foster care system and provide more support to foster kids and families, the nomination for the Fedrigon family is a timely one.

Robyn Fedrigon, previously a surgical technician in labor and delivery at a local hospital, now is a stay-at-home mom, using her medical background to foster babies with special medical needs. On November 15th, 2017, the Fedrigons welcomed their 100th foster child into their home, a milestone that Racine County appreciates given a spike in the need for foster homes due to the opioid epidemic.

The Wisconsin State Assembly sees giving back to the community as one of the most valuable characteristics one can have. The Assembly Hometown Heroes program seeks to identify and recognize individuals from around the state who give of themselves to make a difference in our communities and in the lives of those around them. Hometown Hero Award winners are invited and introduced as a special guest at an Assembly floor session and given the opportunity to speak.