Florida Mom to 300 Foster Kids Died Due to Coronavirus

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A Florida mom to 300 foster kids died due to coronavirus.

Susan Braley, a woman who welcomed kids who needed homes to her care, recently died due to the coronavirus' complication.

According to reports, aside from becoming a foster mom to 300 kids, Braley is also the adoptive mother of seven children.

The Florida foster mom died at the age of 66.

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The Florida mom to 300 foster kids

Susan and Dennis's biological daughter, Carianne Braley, shared their parents' story as foster parents.

According to Carianne, Susan started to become a foster mom when she was 46 years old. She said, "My mom said, 'We have a home, and we have love to give, so why not?"

The children who stayed with the couple varied from those with them for days, weeks, months, or even years. 

Carianne even recalls what it feels like coming home, "You'd walk into the house, and it was always immaculate."

Through the Florida mom, the 300 foster kids who came to their home thrived. Susan gave the consistency that the children needed.

She provided consistency and decided to take in children who had behavioral issues. She supported these children and helped them turn their lives around. The daughter even shared that her mom works hard to help even those with autism.

For Carianne, her mom did it for love. She said, "They were financially stable. They didn't do it for money. They did it for love."

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From foster parents to adoptive parents

In total, the Florida mom and her husband took in around 309 foster kids. Aside from these children, they also adopted seven kids.

The couple chose to adopt the kids whose parents died or are encountering challenging situations.

The reason behind this, according to Carienne, "She told me, 'It's not like we want to be parents all over again, it's that we have a home and stability."

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Fighting against the virus

Two weeks ago, the Florida mom and her husband, Dennis Braley, tested positive for COVID-19. 

Since then, the couple has been fighting against the virus while staying at the hospital.

Susan succumbed to death last January 20. Her husband, on the other hand, is still hospitalized. 

Right now, the family is doing their best to support Dennis while at the hospital, struggling with the virus.

Because the Florida foster mom died due to the coronavirus, the family ensures that the couple's adopted children are doing good.

Carianne shared, "The biggest worry is making sure everything is maintained." 

A GoFundMe campaign has already been launched to help the family.

According to one of the Braley children, they were able to say goodbye to the Florida foster mom before she died.

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