“I've got two sons of my own, so I was just thinking about those young men who are over there without parents and had to grow up not really knowing their family,” Perkins explained. “It's a tough situation, but they've got good people there who work with them. I really like how the whole thing is done. Kids look happy, even though they're in the situation that they're in. People are really taking good care of them and taking time with them.”
Perkins' own life experiences made it easy for him to relate to the boys at White Fields.
“It did, because as children we all go through things,” Perkins said. “Unfortunately some situations are not our fault and we get put in other situations. The reason they're at White Fields is not because it's their fault, it's because of someone else's mistake.”