A New Home (1989)
In the 1980's it was a medical mystery as to how long an infant born with HIV/AIDS would survive. Throughout the years the Lofton-Croteau family faced the daunting medical challenges of raising HIV/AIDS children. In 1991 Bert and Frank, Ginger, and Tracy were enrolled in a medical study of AZT at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and for four years the children received extensive medical testing and evaluations. In 1994, Ginger died when a bout of measles over took her fragile immune system.
As a result of the couple's commitment to caring for these children, who were all expected to die, Frank, Bert, Ernie and Wayne have grown into healthy adults with the exception of Tracy, who sadly passed away in 2012.