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A mother sets aside her grief to care for others, but time is running out

December 21, 2010 | 10:25 am

Dorine Kenney
Since Dorine Kenney lost her son in Iraq, the New York mother has sent thousands of care packages to service members overseas that include cookies, crackers and other goodies and necessities such as deodorant that make a soldier's life a little more bearable. This year's Christmas shipment was her biggest yet: 285 boxes. But she's running short on funds. Grant money from a Newport Beach philanthropist runs out next year and there is no new sponsor in the wings. Read more in today's Column One report by Faye Fiore:

Photo: Dorine Kenney runs Jacob's Light Foundation, which sends thousands of care packages to the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, more than 40,000 to date. Credit: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times.