Patty Boles, Foster Mother

San Marcos resident Patty Boles has taken in more than 100 children during three decades as a foster mom. She specializes in caring for the most medically fragile kids the system has to offer, and has adopted 10 of them.

If there's one thing Boles has learned over all those years, it's that the system often does a poor job of meeting foster children's health needs, thanks in no small measure to the often haphazard, increasingly archaic way their medical records are kept.

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