On Sept. 4, Ernie Perham lost his life to a massive heart attack.
Perham and his wife, Linda, were the parents to one biological child and 11 adopted children.
Of the 11 adopted children, 10 were moderate to severely disabled.
According to Linda, the Perham’s weren’t always so adamant about having a large family.
“We wanted to live the American dream,” she said.
That dream included wealth and travel. In order to achieve those goals, Perham said they purposefully limited the size of their family.