From Foster Care to Forever Hugs: Jeannie Barnard’s Inspiring Story

When Jeannie was 5 years old, her dad drove her to the salt flats and left her there alone in the middle of the night.

Little did she know that this was just the beginning of the incredibly difficult trials and challenges she would face in her life.

But God had a plan for her, and while it would take many years, she was finally able to discover the gospel and realize her true worth.  Now in her 60’s Jeannie spends her time giving children hope and comfort with her charity Forever Hugs, where she provides teddy bears to kids in hospitals.

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