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Big Surprise: In Your Corner team, community give back to foster family

SPENCER, OKLA. – The Bradleys have spent three decades building a home for children who need one.

They have two foster kids living with them right now, including a 3 year-old with cerebral palsy and his baby sister.

This past Christmas we surprised the family with presents and a brand new swing set from Statuary World.

That’s when we found out the family was facing eviction.

Husband, Carl, can’t work because of a disability.

“I’m putting it in God’s hand and only he can answer prayers,” Marolyn said.

So last week I posted this message on my personal facebook page trying to drum up donations to help keep the family in their home.  

The response was off the chart!

Monday, with the help of a few big-hearted folks, we pulled off the epic surprise.

The Bradleys had no idea we were all coming.

Coryell Roofing pitched in $3500, enough to get the family’s mortgage caught up.

We weren’t done there.

Rob Shahan and Laura Larue launched their own grassroots fundraising campaign rallying friends and local businesses.

The cash will help the family with utilities, groceries, gas and future mortgage payments.

“I want to tell everyone thank you,” Marolyn said. “God knows my heart, but these kids come first.”

It’s a series of teachable moments.

“I wanted my boys to see what it means to take care of others, to help out,” Chris Coryell, owner of Coryell Roofing said.

As we were doing our interview, Carl, still in the dark about our surprise, returned home from running an errand.

Wife, Marolyn, was so choked up she could hardly speak.

One family’s struggle was ended all because of love.