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Jeannie and Harvey Compton Mentors, Ohio MENTOR

Jeannie and Harvey Compton have seen firsthand the rewards of unconditional love, dedication and hard work as foster parents. The young man who came to them six years ago continues to defy his autism diagnosis by working towards his college degree. And then there is the sibling group of four they recently adopted. Their 15-year-old adopted daughter recently wrote in a school essay about the moment Jeannie and Harvey asked her and her siblings if they would like to stay and make theirs a Forever Home.

Watch Jeannie and Harvey accept their 2011 Ripple of Hope Award and be honored alongside their fellow winners at the Museum of Science in Boston, Massachusetts.