Help me change the world.
On October 7th, 2022, life as I knew it changed forever. My beautiful baby boy, Julian, was born with a terminal brain condition. I left work and spent my days caring for his captivating soul and troubled body. He taught me everything. He was incredibly strong and different and challenged everything I knew about life. He passed away just before he turned 5 months old and left me with a passion and reverence for life I could have never grasped without him.
Much of Julian's time on Earth was spent in the Children's of Wisconsin NICU where the doctors and nurses quickly became members of our extended family. Their creativity, compassion, and perseverence left a mark on our hearts.
While we were away from home and helping our baby fight for his life, we were graciously taken in by the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin. They provided a community and "safe haven" for us while so desperately needed to be cared for. We are eternally grateful.
Today, 5% of my total profits are donated back to the following foundations in order to help more children find quality treatment and more families find care and support during their child's battle.
"Whether offering the best outcomes in the world for the most complex conditions (Herma Heart Institute), guiding new lifesaving research breakthroughs (whole genome sequencing) or delivering quality care to children in at-risk neighborhoods, Children's Wisconsin sets new standards of excellence in pediatric healthcare."
"The mission of RMHC is to keep families together and promote the health and well-being of children."
"Our mission is to lead the fight for the health of all moms and babies. Our goals are to end the preventable maternal health risks and deaths, end preventable preterm birth and infant death, and close the health equity gap."