Oklahoma sisters lose both parents in 48 hours; FFA community rallies behind them

Amazing story of how FFA pulls families and communities together! Proud of this community and praying for these girls!


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FFA chapters across the state are coming together to help two of their own.

16-year-old Emily and 11-year-old Hallie Cooper lost both their mother and their father in a tragic 48 hour period.

Their passion for FFA runs in the family.

“He showed sheep and my mom she just liked the goats,” says Emily. “So then we started showing them.”

As Emily, Hallie and their mom Crystal Cooper were getting ready for their next show, tragedy struck.

Their aunt Misty Griffith says, “She was on the ground, she was just clipping goats and fell over. She said hold on and just fell over.”

The girls were told their mom had died at 6 a.m. the next morning. Four hours later, Emily honored her commitment to the show, winning the highest awards.

Her family, friends and teachers couldn’t believe what they were seeing.

FFA advisor Tanner Thompson says…

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