Shalimar has applied to the Network for Educational Opportunity (NEO) on behalf of her two children, Angelica and Miguel. Angelica is a cancer survivor whose cognitive abilities are still adversely affected by the extensive chemotherapy she underwent. Miguel has ADHD and is often isolated by his current public school teacher as a means of discipline rather than redirected and given positive reinforcement. Both of Shalimar’s children need smaller class sizes and more individual attention—something that Shalimar believes she has found in a nearby Christian school. Unfortunately, Shalimar and her husband cannot afford the tuition absent financial assistance of the sort that NEO plans to provide to families like the Encarnacions.