Not only did she raise three children of her own and adopt 14 others, Alena Strickland has fostered more than 200 children over the years, many of them struggling with mental, emotional and physical disabilities.

In Downey, where she lives southeast of Los Angeles, she has been loving children who had no one else. For that she was awarded $50,000 on Wednesday from “5-hour ENERGY Helps Amazing People.” (This award winner is not posted there, as of June 12)

(WATCH the video or read the story from our friend, Jim Nash, at KTLA)

Photo via Alena Strickland, Twitter – Story tip from Joel Arellano on Facebook

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