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22 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been so fortunate to be a part of Ellie’s Army for the past few years. What this Army has provided and done for so many unfortunate families is a blessing. They don’t know how to say no. They will do their best to try to help all of those in needs. The Ellie’s Army foundation is a non profit organization in which all the money that they raise can go directly to the patient and their families. The funds can cover anything from necessary flights for a patient, hotel rooms for the parents, an electricity bill that wasn’t paid because they used their money for a doctors bill, a deductible that can not be paid for or just medicine that are not covered by the insurance. I have known the Levi family for over 15 years and I was also so lucky to have know Ellie. She was one of the most beautiful, energetic and hardest working WARRIOR i have ever met. She never gave up fighting and she would be so proud to know that her parents and brother have kept her spirit alive by continuing to fight for all those others who are in need. I hope you will join me and donate to this foundation. By doing this you will be answering so many peoples prayers.

Donor

Rating: 5

I cannot offer enough accolades for the extraordinary work that Ellie's Army does. The financial aid they provide, not only helps a severely ill child, but it saves whole families. It eases the burden to have to choose between affording care for their child or paying for everyday needs. Because of the compassion and fundraising, the families no longer fear about choosing between medicine and medical care, or paying the rent or the electric bill, as an example. I am proud to be a donor for such an important cause.

Harrison C. D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My relationship, support, and love for this organization is nothing short of a personal one. Every time I go to an event for this amazing organization I hear many people talk about how the spirit of the young lady that this organization was first created in honor of and later in memory of soars and how amazing she must of been during her time on earth. I know this for a fact because the Ellie of Ellie's Army is and was one of my best friends who I created so many special and amazing memories with that I will cherish to this day. Brian and Stacy have truly pored their hearts and souls into created this amazing foundation that does and continues to do so many great things for the community and those in need. Ellie would be proud!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Ellie’s Army foundation is a non profit that the money goes directly to the patient and their families. You don’t find many organizations that are able to help the family so that they can continue to provide and help care for their loved one. Whether it’s to help pay so that the water or electricity isn’t turned off or directly to help pay for medical expenses. There’s so many Organizations out there but this one is very special. I have known Brian and Stacey for many years and I have never met two people that are as determined and work as hard as they do for an organization especially because it hits home. Their daughter Ellie was the biggest WARRIOR and fighter that I have ever met and and through this AMAZING organization, that helps so many people, her parents will keep her spirit alive forever.

Cindy Orlinsky

Board Member

Rating: 5

I couldn't be prouder to sit on the board & chair the Ellie's Army Dirty Socks 5k Walkathon which all supports Ellie's Army. Ellie's Army & its Founder Stacey levy, have selflessly helped hundreds of individuals fight for their next day. Stacey Levy, Founder & her team have tirelessly interviewed, supported emotionally & gifted financial freedom through the foundation saving so many lives. By stretching the foundations dollars to resolve so many families financial struggles Ellie's Army has saved homes from foreclosure, protected cars from repossession, made debt disappear and kept the lights on for months all in an effort to allow families to focus on their children who are stricken with a terminal illness. Ellie's Army continues to grow & give. Everyone should consider a donation to Ellie's Army to help these families so they can focus on what is important...their children! Love the foundation and all that we stand for!

Dylan B.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is inspiring to watch all the good Ellies Army Foundation does for people that need it the most. The foundation is a lifeline for parents who cannot make ends meet while caring for their sick child. This work saves lives as it enables parents to focus only on what matters: their child’s health. The dedication Brian, Stacey, and Everett show comes through in everything they do. Ellies Army is a testament to Ellie Levy’s lasting legacy, and I cannot wait to watch all the good they will do in the years to come.

Kaitlyn Stone H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ellie's Army Foundation fills a dire need when it comes to the lives of those with critical, life-threatening illnesses. There are many foundations out there to support research to find cures and to spread awareness, but so few provide financial support to help cover everything from medical bills to living expenses in such an effective way. I'm always proud to support their mission and let others know about all the great work they do!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Ellie’s Army is such a valuable and meaningful Foundation. It’s primary goal is to help so many children that are dealing with life threatening illnesses live more comfortably and have access to so much love and support. I had the true honor of knowing Ellie Levy. She was truly a remarkable person and inspired so many people in the way she dealt with her illness. Her inspiration lives on through this incredible Foundation.

Michael Y.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been involved with this organization for many years... from the original Reach for the Stars Foundation through the years to this version. Stacey and her team are like no other not for profit. I memory of their beloved daughter, they directly affect people’s lives with grants and help...DIRECTLY... and do it with love and care. The money donated goes directly to those that most need it, with the overhead picked up by the Levy’s personally. The Foundation is a true gem of not for profits and should serve as an example of what good can be done in the world when there is a will.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I’ve been involved with many charitable organizations, but have not seen one have such a profound and immediate impact on changing and improving the lives of those who are helped by Ellie’s Army Foundation. I’m proud to be involved with an incredibly passionate staff whose goal is to help youths and their families survive the struggles of living with a critical illness. I’ve seen many times over how Ellie’s Army has changed lives for the better and given hope to those who needed it most.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ellies Army Foundation has always, and continues to, set the bar extremely high and stand among few others as to what a charity organization should stand for and how it should operate. Its simplicity in messaging and simple, measurable, real-world results become a playbook for others to follow: they improve the quality of life for each and every recipient family they touch in very real and tangible ways. I couldn't be prouder to be involved with Stacey Levy and Ellies Army and look forward to many more philanthropic adventures in the future.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege to serve as a Board Member for Ellie's Army Foundation since the inception. This foundation provides true meaning to dedication and commitment. Inspired by Brian and Stacey Levy; this foundation has demonstrated an amazing ability to provide support to those with critical illness. Focused on the now; Ellie's Army provides financial resources to ensure a better quality of life today-and their best chance to survive- something that Ellie always wanted. This is a very personal approach; one that begins with empathy and will always guided by Ellie's passion. We have touched the lives of many and will continue to do so as we grow as an organization.

Jeff K.

Maggie B.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Ellie’s Army has tirelessly approached and highlighted a critical,
as well as challenging issue- the support of caregivers/ family/parents of children with life threatening illnesses. Not only have numerous studies determined that alleviating the stress on caregivers can have direct correlations with positive outcomes for for both the patients and the family as a whole, from my personal experience it is without a doubt a moral obligation. Ellie’s Army’s mission of sustainability as well as a multi faceted approach to supporting family’s fulfills a “Beyond overwhelming” and many times “overlooked issues.” It has been a privilege to support their work.

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Donor

Rating: 5

It’s rare to find a group of people who care as much as Ellie’s Army cares for others. The difference they’ve made is truly remarkable. I’ve seen firsthand how this foundation has made a difference to those in need. They ask for nothing in return except for those who can contribute to do so in any capacity for those less fortunate. They are the true embodiment of what it means to be a humanitarian.

Yossi B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer for Ellie's Army, I am honored to be a part of this beautiful organization. I have witnessed the founders, Stacey & Brian Levy, move mountains for people with medical & financial difficulties. The only agenda this foundation has is to help children/families in need. Every penny goes towards the appropriate cause, which is unfortunately a rare thing these days. I encourage EVERYONE to donate to Ellie's Army and continue to spread the word. This foundation has helped and saved countless lives, and with your assistance, it will continue to do so. God bless Stacey and Brian!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ellie’s Army Foundation has been such an unbelievable support and help to families who can not afford the extremely expensive medical bills that are the result of a child who has Cystic Fibrosis or other terminal illnesses. I have seen with my own eyes hours and hours of time put into this foundation with the goal of helping others. The foundation is close to the Levy’s family heart as well as personal. I have seen the foundation grow and blossom and only hope to see it continue to grow. I have only seen remarkable things from what they have done. I see the hard work and dedication. I feel blessed that I have been able to see the work that goes into helping others. It is inspirational to me. Although I know not every single family can be helped I know that this foundation will do everything and anything in their power to help families who have children with terminal diseases. I wish there were more foundations like Ellie’s Army.

1 Ashley T.5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love love love Ellie's Army Foundation. It has helped so many children. I have been a chair and volunteer for 2 years and will continue to work with Ellie's Army Foundation. All the people involved are amazing.

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Donor

Rating: 5

We are very happy to be a financial supporter of Ellies Army Foundation. I was humbled to learn what a large impact a modest amount of money could have on a family in crisis. I recently had the opportunity to learn some of the impressive and important details of the Foundation's work. We are committed to the Foundation for the long haul as a recurring contributor.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Ellie’s Army is a small foundation that does big things. The foundation honors the memory of Ellie Levy who inspired so many of us in her heroic struggle against cystic fibrosis. The Levy family created the foundation to help other families with children who are battling this terrible disease. This family has taken their experience of raising a daughter with cystic fibrosis and transformed this experience into a beautiful compassionate foundation that honors Ellie’s memory and example by helping families with children suffering from the same disease. It’s hard to imagine a more deserving foundation than Ellie’s Army.
John Davies

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Ellis Army helped at a serious time of need. During a time where my daughter had to stay in the hospital for weeks at a time, thought the holidays, I was unsure of how I was going to pay my bills. They came through helping my family throughout that difficult time period. I'm greatly appreciative of them. Thank you Stacy !! Thank you to everyone that donates to this foundation, when you wonder if your donation is going where its needed , Im here to testify it defiantly does with them.

Donor

Rating: 5

Being an active member of Ellie's Army is both an honor and a deeply humbling experience. Of all the charities I've given to throughout the years, Ellie's Army Foundation is the only one to ever make me feel as though my contributions were valued. With other charities, I have no idea whether or not my donation is being put to good use; but Ellie's Army has consistently sent me hand-written thank you notes explaining just how I've helped. I've been to their last two Dirty Socks 5Ks, and the energy at those events was like nothing I've ever felt before. Seeing so many community members from all walks of life coming together to raise money for these families with sick children is a profound experience. God bless Ellie's Army Foundation and the work that they do--it truly changes lives.

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Donor

Rating: 5

You will rarely meet a more committed, compassionate team behind such an effective organization. I can't emphasize enough how powerful it is to be involved with this organization as a donor, and to know that my dollars are making a meaningful difference in the lives of children and young adults battling life-threatening illnesses.