A Helping Hand: Gini White
BRADENTON - Knowing many of them will eventually pass, Gini White only takes in the sickest foster children.
“The highest level," White said. "I mean, feeding tubes and pumps and monitors and oxygen.."
None of them are able to even sit up on their own, and some of them are terminal.
"That’s kind of the path I’m finding myself on now because I found I can do it," White said.
She’s been fostering kids for 39 years. The ones she can’t find families for, she adopts.
"That way I know I can give them what they need, and I can take care of them," White said.
She was using a 25-year-old van to take her kids back and forth between doctors appointments and hospital visits, but it broke. And she needs to redo her bathroom for better handicap access. Attorney Carl Reynolds wanted to give her A Helping Hand.
“..to present you a check for $1,000 to help in your crusade and journey in helping these children, and being an example in our community to help some of the least of these, our brothers and sisters that are really struggling, and take care of them like you do," Reynolds said.
White says she wouldn’t trade her time with these kids for anything.
“I cry, I do," White said. "I cry when they leave, but there’s always the next one that needs our help.”
White is now getting ready to adopt her third medical child.