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McMurry's Reyna aims to help the next generation of foster kids

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McMurry sophomore forward Skyler Reyna is more than just a double-double machine.

She's a pediatric psychology major and is hoping to become a social worker when she graduates.

Her family's generosity to those in need sparked her interest in helping children.

"We do foster kids so I have like six kids in my home so it's just a lot going on," said Reyna, who is from San Antonio. "

At first getting introduced to it, it was different but now I love all the kids that we have. I have three adopted siblings and we're fostering three, so we have six kids. Hearing their stories and having all these different types of kids in our house, it helps me grow and see what the world's really like."

Having those extra siblings in her home showed her a heartfelt reason to pursue her career.

"I didn't know what I wanted to do until we first started fostering and I heard a few stories and that's when I knew I wanted to help kids. I want to help foster kids. I want to help treat them. I just want to be there for them and take them out of the bad places and put them somewhere good. My family helping other kids made me want to help other kids," said Reyna.

The War Hawks play have the Crosstown Showdown at Hardin-Simmons on Saturday at 1 p.m.


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