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It All Started with Julia

A little girl with big blue eyes that sparkled with each smile, an infectious giggle that made others laugh along with her, and an enthusiasm and outlook for life that were contagious.

It all started with Julia.  A child with unbounded optimism who was not afraid to sing out loud because she knew the sun would come out tomorrow.

Julia had the ability to give hugs that would make a friend feel appreciated and a stranger feel loved. She had a generous spirit, not only caring about others, but also taking real action. Julia gave away her presents to other children with cancer, and raised money to help doctors that were working to find a cure.

It started with Julia, an eight year old who loved life and who taught us all how to live.

Our Mission

Julia’s Grace Foundation® is a nonprofit organization with
501(c)(3) status created to honor Julia’s dreams and wishes by bringing
 moments of happiness and support to children with cancer and their families.


Julia’s Grace Foundation® provides support to children with cancer and their families to help make their days normal.  Remembering that kids need to be kids and everyone needs a hug, the Julia’s Grace Foundation® offers opportunities for special family moments, whether at home, in the hospital, or at public events and venues.


Julia’s Grace Foundation® also grants financial assistance to families experiencing financial difficulties as a direct result of a child’s cancer treatment or care. The Foundation also works to increase public awareness about childhood cancer.

"Julia taught us how to live"

Just before she
left us, Julia gave us this list of things to make us happy when we need it.

"Do you ever feel down and blue?

I know what you can do to help.

I have a list.

Are you paying attention?"

1.  Grab some friends and have a lunch date.

2.  Think of happy thoughts.

3.  Watch a funny movie.

4.  Hear some nice music.

5.  Think about puppies.

6.  Think about your children.

7.  Think about what you are going to do in the future.

8.  Have waffles and ice cream.

9.  Think about your favorite things in the world.

10. Give someone a hug.

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