AARP Giving Back: “Purpose Prize Winner: Judy Cockerton”

A news story about a 5-month-old boy living in foster care who’d been kidnapped right out of his crib — never to be found — shook Judy Cockerton. Within months, Cockerton, her husband and their two children, ages 12 and 18, became a foster family to two sisters, ages 5 months and 17 months. But Cockerton wanted to do more — and she wanted to do it by helping others do more for foster care children.

https://www.aarp.org/giving-back/info-12-2012/judy-cockerton-purpose-prize-winner.html

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