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American Idol features foster family

January 28, 2011

Matt DillardMatt Dillard got his ticket to Hollywood last night on American Idol, but he and his family have always been superstars for Youth Villages’ children.

Matt’s mom Linda and her twin sister Donna Goad are nurses, and they’ve specialized in helping children with the most challenging medical and behavioral needs.

Watch the video of Matt’s audition and his family’s inspirational story at

The Dillards’ amazing story was featured in The Tennesseean last year and a photo slideshow from the story is still online.

You can follow Matt as he continues the American Idol audition process on his Facebook page.

See Matt’s audition video below:

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