Florida Today, Guest columnist

Imagine Rochelle Sandridge’s surprise when a uniformed Marine showed up at her Rockledge home and crisply saluted her.

The Marine was a former foster child in Brevard County who had been placed with Rochelle and her husband, Ronald, through Brevard Family Partnership (BFP.) He wanted to let them know the difference the couple had made in his life.

“I couldn’t believe it,” Rochelle said. “He saluted me. I was in tears.”

On Saturday, March 25, the Sandridges join five other foster families as honorees at BFP’s annual gala at Melbourne’s Hilton Rialto.

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