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dead in jennifer's hometown of chicago by her estranged brother-in-law who is in prison. for years jennifer couldn't bring herself to talk about the >> my mother told me, jenny, what i love about you is no matter how negative things are, you seem to find the pos easy. >> wow, what if we gave to the children? and then, therefore -- so six years ago, the two sisters came up with an idea to turn the family's tragedy into a triumph of the spirit. every year on julian's birthday or what he liked to call hatch day, they celebrate his life by donating school supplies to thousands of children in need in the community. >> s i guess my momma was right. >> right. >> julian was a scholar of a child. you know, as a student and he was a giver, as well. >> the program started in a church basement has grown to being able to help over 5,000 children get ready for school. >> i have no idea what we're starting. to think back then to now it's like look at the seed we have planted. help to give back. >> and while jennifer is making a difference in the lives of thousands of chicago school children, she'
miller: kemper is the main one. >> stahl: kemper, a chicago- based insurance company, has around the country that would bar the states from forcing kemper to go back and search for unpaid beneficiaries. when we called kemper, they referred us to steve weisbart of the insurance information institute, who says making companies like kemper pay now would be unfair. >> steve weisbart: if we can say, "do something today that you didn't expect to do and didn't plan to do and didn't collect money to do 30 years ago," what else can we say today that they should be doing retroactively. it's potentially an open door. >> stahl: a slippery slope is what you're saying? >> weisbart: a slippery slope. >> stahl: kemper has argued in court filings that it's never used the death master file to identify deceased policyholders and that finding and paying their beneficiaries now would result in "a substantial financial loss" and require the company to "...substanially alter its business practices." not going to pay a dead person's loved ones for a policy that they've completely paid in full, to me that's
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