In 2019, Jenna Riccio found out her student, Nate, needed emergency surgery. Unfortunately, complications led to the amputation of Nate's legs below the knees, his left arm.
Jenna decided to visit him at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. She learned that Nate had recently been removed from his family's home and was moved into foster care. The family he was staying with lived about an hour away from his school. So she asked his social worker if she could foster him.
Two years later, Nate served as the ring bearer at Jenna and Tim's wedding. Last February, he became a big brother. And in November 2022, Jenna and Tim officially adopted Nate.