These 3 sisters overcame deep obstacles to excel at IU

By Matthew Tully, Indianapolis Star

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Angel Sanders remembers, at age 7 or 8, being taken to the old Marion County Children’s Guardian Home with her two sisters, Ashley and Amber. The Indianapolis triplets shared smiles with each other the other day — smiles that said, “It’s hard to believe how much we’ve been through” — as they talked about their stay in the home for abused and neglected children.

“It was like the movies,” Angel said. “There was a room with a bunch of kids and a bunch of beds. There was a little cubby for your stuff.”

“Some of those kids were bad,” Amber chimed in, before telling me that they stayed in the home for a few weeks before being placed in foster care with a relative.

It was a long time ago, the three 24-year-old women said recently, and it was just one stop in a childhood marked by two long stints in foster care, several months in shelters with their mom, and so many different schools, homes and apartments that they struggle to keep them all straight.

Read more about the Sanders Sisters in Matthew Tully's column in the Indianapolis Star.