Being Grateful For the Little Things

We at the Orange Effect Foundation find it easy to be grateful. We have over 100 reasons to be thankful. In 2018, we have funded speech therapy for over 100 children across the United States. We are making a difference. We are grateful to all our sponsors who help make this happen.

To show how far the gratitude goes, here is what some of our Orange Effect grant recipient families are thankful for.

I’m thankful my son finally found his voice, because he makes me laugh daily. He has an amazing sense of humor that couldn’t shine during the years Apraxia robbed him of his voice.

Jennifer L. – Norman, OK

This year, we are so thankful that our son was able to say “trick or treat,” “Happy Halloween,” and “thank you” for his candy. He was so proud and we were too! We feel so fortunate that he has made such strides in the last year with his communication, and we are excited to see what 2019 brings.

Annie S. – Solon, OH

I am thankful that my kiddo was able to say ‘trick or treat’ this year. Last Halloween was very frustrating for him as he struggled to say this.

Amber M. – Los Alamitos, CA

We have so much to be thankful for! Our sweet boy has made so much progress and is communicating more and more every day thanks to an amazing team of teachers and therapists who help us work with him. It’s so exciting to see his fun personality shine through as his confidence with communicating grows!

Ellen D, North Olmsted, OH

We are beyond thankful for how far our babies have came since being born at 30 weeks. We have had wonderful assistance along the way. Without the help of speech, physical and occupational therapies , our trio wouldn’t be anywhere near where they are today. Their tremendous growth has made us forever thankful.

Elizabeth S. – Canal Winchester, OH

From our Orange Effect family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

Pam is the Executive Director of the Orange Effect Foundation. She worked in the marketing field for the past 10 years, serving as Chief Operations Officer for Content Marketing Institute. During that time she found her passion to build and lead amazing teams because of the commitment of the staff at CMI. Pam also helped to create Content Marketing World, an event where over 3500 marketers come together annually to learn and network with the best and brightest. Pam's background is in social work, and she is raising a son with autism so the opportunity to start and direct this nonprofit is a dream come true. She has been a key leader in the CMI Golf for Autism the past 11 years and a champion for many other nonprofit organizations.