Rather than a family, this entry is about one strong boy. The father wanted the focus on his son.
Meet Sawyer. He’s a beautiful boy with the biggest, sweetest heart imaginable. Sawyer was diagnosed with a Grade III Anaplastic Ependymoma (tumor) at the age of four. Throughout his treatment, he never complained a single time or batted an eye once. Sawyer is an extremely optimistic and caring soul, and always puts others before himself. Continue reading
The Me Fine Foundation is proud to announce Humbly Made, Raleigh-based clothing company, has dedicated a t-shirt to benefit Me Fine’s mission to help children battling critical illness. A majority of the sales from the “Driven For Hope” t-shirt created and produced by Humbly Made will be directly contribute to the Me Fine Foundation. Continue reading
A big “THANK YOU!” to our supporters at Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q! The North Carolina restaurant group known for their legendary Bar-B-Q donated 5% of July 28th’s sales from their Wake and Johnston County locations to the Me Fine Foundation. We are pleased to announce the fundraiser yielded a $2100 donation to our organization! These funds will provide financial assistance and emotional support programs to parents and caregivers whose children are receiving long-term medical treatment from Duke and UNC Children’s Hospitals. Continue reading
On July 8th and 15th, we spread some cheer to kids who really needed it. Thanks to the thousands of dollars and hundreds of toys donated by our supporters, we were once again able to bring Christmas in July to the children at Duke and UNC Children’s hospitals. Led by the one and only Santa Claus, volunteers distributed toys to the sickest children in the hospitals. Christmas in July is important in that it fills a recreation and activity gap in the summer when so many volunteers, staff, and students are away. Continue reading
We can’t tell you how proud we are of our Executive Director Joey Powell as he was honored at the Triangle Business Journal 40 Under 40 awards luncheon at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary on June 11. Joey and 39 other recipients were selected from a group of over 200 nominees. The 40 Under 40 awards “recognize outstanding professionals under the age of 40 for their contributions to their organizations and to the community.” Continue reading
UNC-TV interviews Me Fine’s Executive Director, Joey Powell, after winning the Triangle “40 Under 40” Award.
Watch the video here.
As executive director of the Me Fine Foundation, which helps kids facing critical and chronic illnesses, and a dad of a young son with spina bifida, Joey Powell knows well the joy that comes from putting a smile on those kids faces.
The kids that Powell works with through the local nonprofit often spend months in the hospital or suffer through regular treatments that can be uncomfortable and even painful. They need to be able to celebrate their own moments. They also just need to be a kid. Continue reading
I enjoy short, weekend trips. They give me a chance to explore new cities, sites and my favorite, local restaurants! (Yep, it’s really all about the food.) I’m really excited about an upcoming trip with some of my oldest friends. Our mission is to allow our teenaged daughters to get to know each other better and more importantly, give them an opportunity to get to know our “younger selves” through the eyes of our friends. I expect a few embarrassing stories to surface, but I’m sure my girls will enjoy meeting their once-very-interesting, 20-something mom. I’m loading up on ammunition in the event one of those stories happens to wander out of my closet.
Read the full HuffPost Blog from Me Fine founder Lori Lee here.
Over 1000 critically ill children and their families have benefitted from
Me Fine Foundation’s financial support.
Raleigh, N.C. – December 11th, 2014
The Me Fine Foundation is proud to announce they have now served over 1000 families with their financial assistance program since the non-profit’s inception. Critically ill children and their families have all benefitted from Me Fine Foundation’s financial support including mortgage/rent assistance to prevent eviction, utility payments to halt disconnection, grocery bills, payment of medical bills, and sometimes covering final hospital expenses. Continue reading