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Causes: Birth Defects & Genetic Diseases Research, Community Foundations, Health, Philanthropy, Voluntary Health Associations & Medical Disciplines

Mission: Provide medical grants to insitutions that increase the survivability and quality of life of children diagnosed with all forms of skeletal dysplasia, and provide financial assistance for funerals to families who lose an infant child 12 months and younger, or a stillbirth.

Community Stories

34 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Lulu3

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I lost my son Micah Eli at full term, my world crumbled. How would I ever deal with this loss? Let alone, having a burial and finding a headstone for my son. However, at the hosptial I was placed in touch with the Luca John Foundation who helped me and my family acquire a beautiful headstone for my son. I was so grateful for what they were able to do for us and by the looks of it, for so many other amazing families who have shared in a similar situation. This gave us such peace of mind. THANK YOU!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Luca John Foundation has been a great asset to families across the US. Parents who are struggling to cope with the loss of an infant have the support and encouragement they need in a safe and loving environment.

To read the story of Luca John or to find out more about the Luca John Foundation go to www.lucajohnfoundation.com

Cheryl137

Donor

Rating: 5

Supporting my friend, Jessica, who gave birth five years ago to beautiful Isabella. Isabella left this world shortly after her birth, yet her spirit lives on. I was unable to make it to Isabella's celebration today, but wanted to show my love to Jessica and other families who have lost a child.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I found the Luca John foundation to be very helpful. They are very nice and actually took the time to learn my son's story. It is nice to have support from those who understand our family's grief.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

By volunteering for the Luca John Foundation, I have learned so much about the kindness and compassion that exists within the hearts of people. I know that those who are a part of the foundation give all that they can to help families who have experienced the heartbreaking loss of an infant. This is why the Luca John Foundation goes beyond the expectation of serving as only a source of funds for those in need, it is comprised of people who are a friend to listen, a shoulder to cry on, and a hand to hold. My heart goes out to every one of the families I have served; I hope that the small time we shared together, however solemn it might have been, helps families on their path to healing.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with Luca John Foundation for over a year and have had the opportunity to take part in the incredible work they do for families in their worst time. I am so grateful to be able to witness how the foundation alleviates some of the stress that comes from such a trying time.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Luca John is such a wonderful resource for families in the times they need the support and advocates the most. LJF has touched many lives and their impact will only continue to spread.

Advisor

Rating: 5

Seeing how our foundation has grown over the past 8 years makes me so proud to call Luca my son!!!!! He has helped so many families and it makes my heart so happy!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am actually Lucas mom and I wish I could hold him in my arms right now and tell him how very proud I am of him !!! Even though he was here for only an hour and a half he has made such an impact in so many families lives . I am so greatful and proud to be part of this amazing foundation !!!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I started off looking for a foundation to help my great cousin get a headstone, since me losing my only child I knew how important this was to me and after going on so many years of neither parent being able to purchase one I did the research and started off with tears which led me to The Lucas John foundation. Well my life turned for the worse and I have yet been in a state to let me start the process again but thanks to Laura who works for them and to Kevin who was so concered about me. They have tslking their time to check up on me knowing losing a child is the hardest thing anyone can go through. I know longer wanted to live and thousands of miles away they made sure I was safe. So to me I started off busting my butt off so Tyler can get a headstone (which I had to put on hold) to me finding to people that actually put everything aside to say they care. If I could give them 10 stars I would. Thanks from the bottom of my heart Laura,Kevin and the Lucas John Foundation.

Barbara147

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Luca was my grandson, so I've been involved with the foundation from the beginning. I have seen first hand how we have helped families bury their beautiful little angels with grace and dignity. Without the Foundations help that would not have been a possibility.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am Luca's grandmother, having been through this experience with my daughter and son in law, we truly know what it is like to lose a child. It changed our lives forever. I am in constant amazement at the strength and unselfishness of Nickie and Kevin for starting the Luca John Foundation. What an amazing way to honor their beautiful baby boy! We only had Luca for 90 minute's, but oh how we loved him. We here at the LJF feel every life matter's, if you lose a baby minute's old or month's old those babies deserve to be buried with dignity and honor. I feel so blessed to be a part of this Foundation, I feel we are a small light in the darkness of losing a child. As much as we miss our Luca everyday, we fully understand God's plan for our special little boy.
Thank you and God Bless,
Barb Flynn

1 Patricia105

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am writing in behalf of a young couple that are very dear to me. They lost their infant son and needed assistance. God bless you for your work in helping this young couple and others like them.