Crocker Stephenson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Crocker Stephenson

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee, WI, United States

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Past articles by Crocker:

Lettie's journey: How a Wisconsin family found help for a child born blind

It's important to teach a child to be independent, but also to teach her parents techniques that promote and build independence. → Read More

A Milwaukee family knew it was getting a new home. The family didn't realize a former NFL star had also furnished it.

Warrick Dunn is a retired All-Pro running back whose mother was murdered when he was teen. The gift he gave a Milwaukee woman keeps his mother's dream alive. → Read More

Better Angels: South Milwaukee third-graders sent a gift to a stranger with cancer. She found a way to say thanks.

On a difficult day, a woman fighting lung cancer gives thanks to a group of third-graders for their random act of kindness. → Read More

Better Angels: Beautiful photographs capture little girl's triumph over deadly disease

Flashes of Hope uses photography to create awareness of childhood cancer. Its photographers beautifully captured Gia Danninger's triumph over her disease. → Read More

Better Angels: How the death of a 10-year-old boy turned Miller Park gold

Miller Park turned gold to raise awareness of childhood cancer. This is the story of the 10-year-old boy whose death inspired the tribute. → Read More

Better Angels: He's managed some of the biggest engineering feats in Wisconsin. Now he's working to save lives in remote areas.

Mike Paddock is an engineer who has managed some of Wisconsin's biggest projects. Now he is helping to provide fresh water to a remote village in Guatemala. → Read More

Better Angels: This group is spreading kindness and smiles one rock at a time

#WiRocks is a Milwaukee group caught up in a worldwide movement to spread kindness one rock at a time. → Read More

Better Angels: Patient's humble gift moves Milwaukee orthopedic surgeon to tears

Chris Evanich is a Milwaukee orthopedic surgeon. On a surgical mission to Honduras, he fixed a man's mangled hip. The man's gesture of appreciation still moves Evanich to tears. → Read More

A sick Wisconsin boy hoped for 50 birthday cards. He got 1,500 and they're still coming.

Devon Sweeney's family worried that his 11th birthday would be his last. They asked people to send him a card from every state. More than 1,500 arrived from all over the world. → Read More

Bob Johnston couldn't understand the value of his own struggles. Then his son was born

Bob Johnston suffered a crippling accident. Thirty years later, when his son was born, he understood why. → Read More

How do you reach across generations? With a pen. Some paper. And an open heart.

Sometimes it's time rather than distance to separate people. These pen pals reached across generations. → Read More

Better Angels: One of Milwaukee's most decorated athletes is still on the field

Cindy Bentley is one of Milwaukee's greatest athletes. And time has not diminished her greatness. → Read More

Better Angels: What do you give a child needing special care? 'All the love we can'

What do you give a dying child, or an abused child who may never walk or talk, or a child born with a devastating anomaly? At Penfield: Love. → Read More

Better Angels: Taking cue from pope, Laundry Love affirms human dignity one load at a time

Like its predecessor in Rome, Laundry Love affirms human dignity by providing free laundry service to the poor. → Read More

Judge rebukes absent father, orders funeral for abused child who remained in morgue

MILWAUKEE — In an anguished decision, a judge Friday ordered a father to arrange funeral services for his abused daughter, whose body has languished at the Milwaukee County morgue for two months. Calling the case "horrific," Milwaukee County Circuit Judge David Borowski granted Michael Krouser's request for exclusive custody of his daughter's remains, but not before delivering a scathing rebuke… → Read More

Judge rebukes absent father, orders funeral for abused child who remained in morgue

Judge rebukes absent father, orders funeral for abused teen → Read More

Judge rebukes absent father, orders funeral for abused child who remained in morgue

The 14-year-old's mother is charged in her death and didn't want her daughter cremated, resulting in the child remaining in the morgue for 2 months. → Read More

Judge orders father to arrange funeral for abused daughter whose body languished at morgue

An anguished judge orders a father to provide a funeral for an abused teen whose body has languished at the morgue for two months. → Read More

Sick snowy owl found 1,000 miles from home

This majestic snowy owl was in bad shape and 1,000 miles from home. → Read More

Nearly two months after her death, the body of 14-year-old girl remains at Milwaukee County's morgue

Amina Krouser, who was 14, died in early December. Her father wants her cremated. Her mother, charged in her death, has refused. Until the dispute is settled, her body remains at the Milwaukee County medical examiner's office. → Read More