Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Reaching Out

This week I was fortunate to meet the founders of, and hear about a wonderful foundation based here in my small town.  There are not enough nice things to say about the founder and her family, and the work "Spread a Little Joy Foundation" has done, and continues to do.


About

Spread A Little Joy Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to making wishes come true for adults with life threatening illnesses, while offering their families lifetime memories, resources, and support.www.spreadalittlejoy.org
Mission
Spread A Little Joy Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to making wishes come true for adults with life threatening illnesses, while offering their families lifetime memories, resources, and support.
It was founded in memory of Joy Holmes Brown who lost her courageous battle with cancer in November 2010.
Biography
When our mother was diagnosed with terminal leiomyosarcoma cancer, she felt helpless, scared, and frustrated. We realized the only thing we could do was to help keep her spirits up, and in an effort to do so, we chose to try to fulfill as many of her wishes as we could.
Through the efforts of family and friends, we were blessed to be able to make many of our mom's dreams come true. Watching her smile and laugh while she enjoyed these experiences was not only beneficial to her, it helped us as a family. We were making memories to last us a lifetime. Through our Spread A Little Joy Foundation, we now hope to pass these gifts on to others in need.
Company Overview
Non-profit organization based in Kansas City founded in 2011.
Description
We offer patient driven wish fulfillment in an effort to give the patient (our dreamers) spirit lifting experiences, and to give their families memories of a lifetime.
By creating a network of supporters we hope to be able to call on people to assist whenever their particular skills or connections are needed. 


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Visit their website here.