CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Brooke Cockerline’s memory will live strong this weekend. Her mom, Alicia, is an upbeat Lincoln County woman who took care of her daughter every day – day-in and day-out – because Brooke lived with cCMV, a rare, difficult virus.
Brooke died in August of last year. She was one of our longtime #MollysKids.
Almost immediately afterwards, Alicia emailed, wanting to donate Brooke’s expensive gently-used equipment to other #MollysKids. Through Facebook, we found great, appreciative homes for everything. After that, Alicia wasn’t done. She then organized a festival in Lincoln County for kids with special needs and their families.
This Saturday is her second annual festival… any special needs family in the area is invited.
“We’re trying to give those who normally can’t ride horses, or do hay rides, or pet animals, a chance to do so,” Alicia said. “This isn’t about us – it’s about reaching people kids and adults who are disabled and don't ever have things just for them… we're making a special day in a well-cared for environment, just for them.”
The event is at Alicia’s church on Ponderosa Road in Lincolnton. A flyer is below.
Past #MollysKids posts on Brooke:
April, 2016 >> http://tinyurl.com/zybskz3
June, 2016 >> http://tinyurl.com/jzd9t92
**Editor’s note: This is about one of #MollysKids, children WBTV Anchor Molly Grantham follows closely on her Facebook page. It was first published there, which is why it’s written in a personal way. For years Molly has followed hundreds of kids with uphill medical battles. Find this story and updates on all #MollysKids here.