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Theresa and her husband were seasoned hosts of foreign exchange students. But nothing prepared her for how deeply involved she would become in the lives of a young man and his family from Azerbaijan.
From the event: Parenthood
Theresa Walton grew up in Marion, lives in Marshalltown and works as the school nurse at South Tama Middle School in Toledo. She’s also involved in community theater. Both of her own children have traveled the globe, including her son’s tours of duty with the U.S. military as a combat medic in Afghanistan and Iraq. But Walton and her husband, Kenneth, also have been hosts — almost like parents — to at least a dozen foreign exchange students.