I was able to share the mission of the Zane Beadles Parade Foundation with my dear friend Lindsay, who inspired me to donate to the Colorado Gives Day campaign this season. Lindsay has a longstanding history of life-threatening medical illnesses that have prevented her from fully enjoying her childhood and adolescent years. She has missed out on holidays, graduations, birthdays and special events due to frequent hospitalizations, and yet still manages to be thankful for each day she is given. Lindsay emphasized the importance of a foundation such as Zane’s because even with two supportive parents providing financial care to meet the demands of all her medical bills, she to this day struggles to manage the intensity of her medical costs, and especially as ongoing and new health concerns arise. To us, we believe that the financial stability and opportunities the Zane Beadles Parade Foundation┬áprovides to children and their families are essential, life-altering gifts that offer relief, hope and healing. To be able to support children and families simply by decreasing the level of stress related to finances allows the family to focus on the healing process instead. It gives them hope, and it inspires us, too. The Zane Beadles Parade Foundation not only represents a realization for meeting the need and making a difference, but it has also encouraged us to do what is truly right with our finances and focus in life. What a gift Zane has given to all of us this holiday season!

–┬áSarah

Boston, MA

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