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Happy 7th Birthday Gwendolyn

October 04, 2014 by Victoria

Happy 7th birthday sweet Gwendolyn. Like the last six, this past year has been an incredible gift. There were no doubt challenges, but you bravely tackled them with grace and resolve that are simply humbling. You have navigated your way in this big world with sheer determination and beautiful...

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Lana’s Last Wish

September 24, 2014 by Victoria
Lana’s Last Wish

Sometimes people do things and we really just don't know what to say. This is Yolanda "Lana" Beeler. Lana has been a wonderful supporter of the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation because of the Gooden family (she and TJ Gooden worked together) and their darling little girl, Nora. 

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200 iPads Granted

September 09, 2014 by Victoria

We started Project Mariposa with the simple mission: to make the world more accessible through technology. We initially had funding for 50, then 100. Now, 2 years later. 200 iPads have been granted. 200 lives have been changed.

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Lenn’s Shave That Beard Fundraiser

September 09, 2014 by Victoria

We LOVE creative fundraisers! This is Lenn -- a beard-loving man. But he loves his sons, Owen and Landry, even more. The Johnson family challenged their friends to help them raise $1,000 for SMA research -- and if they did, Lenn would shave that beard. To Lenn's surprise, the goal was blown...

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Dear Special Needs Parent: Acknowledge Your Child’s Differences

August 25, 2014 by Victoria

Dear Special Needs Parent, It is that time of year -- Back To School. A time of new beginnings, excitement, and, for the special needs parent, major nervousness. Do yourself a favor -- acknowledge your child's differences. It will help them fit in. 

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