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Determined Like Debbie

On July 1st, 2019, Debbie Perry and her family’s life was shaken when she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. When her friends and family heard the news, they reached out to see how they could support Debbie and her family in the midst of her battle. Friends created a Bonfire t-shirt fundraiser to raise…

Cousins Against Kidney Disease

Destiny Schulthe’s little cousin, Ava has kidney disease and may need a transplant soon. She created this campaign because she wanted to spread awareness for this disease and raise money for hospital bills. Ava is a strong and bright little girl fighting a kidney disease is called Nephrotic Syndrome. Nephrotic syndrome is a kidney disorder…

Family Farm Transforms into Bee Sanctuary

Amber R. and Alicia B., of Wild Harvest Honey Farm are working to save the bees any way they can. They’ve been in the process of transforming their family farm into a sanctuary for bees. This farmland has been a part of their family’s story for five generations. Why do Amber and Alicia care about…

Running to Fight Cancer

Christa Van Wieringen is a FABULOUS cancer survivor, raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through their Team in Training program. Her goal is to raise $10,000 to support blood cancer research, clinical trials and provide financial services to patients. She started using “Lymph-homie Society” as a hashtag on Instagram as a way to…

Melissa Monroy’s Journey to Spread More Love

Following the terrible events in Charlottesville, Virginia in August, 2017, Melissa Monroy, of design company Mint And Merit, felt overwhelmed by loss, grief, and sadness. She says, “Everything felt so heavy and I just wanted to scream—PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE MORE LOVE MORE LOVE MORE LOVE MORE LOVE MORE LOVE.” A few weeks later, she attended…

Messages Written on Rocks Inspire Kindness

Megan Murphy started The Kindness Rocks Project after her personal hobby of painting inspirational messages on rocks went viral on social media. This hobby quickly turned from a personal project into a community initiative. The belief of The Kindness Rocks Project is that “one message at just the right moment can change someone’s day, outlook,…

College Students Fight for Clarity About Sexual & Domestic Violence

Did you know that in most states, when a student is convicted of sexual misconduct and dismissed from their college or university, there is little to no indication on their transcript as to why they were dismissed? At some institutions, a small asterisk acts as a catch-all notation to symbolize that the student has been dismissed, but…

An Invitation to Start Your Journey of Practicing Gratitude

Over the last few years TerryJosiah Sharpe has noticed that more and more people are looking for material items to bring them happiness. Through this realization, he felt inspired to try and remind humanity that gratitude is the key that unlocks our happiness. He wants to remind people that gratitude is the trampoline that bounces…

How a Squirrel Helped Establish a Wildlife Rescue & Rehab

I found a baby squirrel 3 years ago and realized there was a lack of resources in place to help injured wildlife. I founded a nonprofit called Wild Souls Wildlife Rescue and Rehab. We are now 1 of 4 in the all of Missouri that rescues wildlife. There is very little funding for wildlife rehabilitation….

Shirts for Keeley and Kambry

Early in the pregnancy, Keeley James and Kambry Lee (Mo/Di aka identical twins) who were diagnosed with Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome. 18 weeks into the pregnancy, their mother successfully had surgery to correct the condition. They were however born 4 weeks later at 22 weeks and 1 day gestation. By the time they were…

Stellas Journey to Mobility

My daughter was born with a brain injury from a placental abruption at birth known as Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE). This also has resulted in her developing Cerebral Palsy and needing a feeding tube (among other medical obstacles). The proceeds from our Bonfire fundraising campaign will go towards medical/therapy bills, medical equipment, therapy toys, and…

Aneurysm Survivor Uses T-Shirts & Instagram to Raises Awareness

In January 2013, I was working out at a local gym. I woke up in the ICU to find out that I had suffered from a ruptured brain aneurysm. At the age of 23, I had no knowledge about this condition that almost took my life. About 40% of people who suffer from brain aneurysm…