In fulfilling a dying wish to a family friend, a New York couple has doubled the size of its family after adopting their late friend’s four daughters.
When Laura Ruffino’s best friend Elizabeth Diamond was diagnosed with stage four brain cancer in the summer of 2014, the two had a life-altering conversation.
“She said if anything ever happens to me, I want you to take my girls and I instantly said okay,” Laura Ruffino told 7 Eyewitness News.
When Diamond, 40, passed away in April of this year, the Ruffino family was changed forever when they welcomed the four girls into their home – leaving them now with six children.
“Ten years ago I didn’t think this would be my life. But if something gets thrown at you just accept the challenge and do the best you can,” Laura’s husband, Rico said.
In an attempt to combat the upcoming challenges, the family set up a YouCaring page to ask for support as they are receiving “no financial child support to accommodate this quick expansion.”
“If you knowRead More »from Couple doubles family after taking in late friend’s four daughters