LaVonnia Kincade-Lee, Project Care

LaVonnia Kincade-Lee is the mother to two daughters, each of whom has been diagnosed with sickle-cell anemia. Since their birth LaVonnia has spent countless hours and sleepless nights in and out of hospitals with her girls for various complications resulting from their disorders. During her time in the hospital she often struggled to provide her daughters with the basic necessities and comforts to make their stays more bearable.

LaVonnia’s experiences ultimately inspired her to make a difference in the lives of other families whose children are hospitalized by starting Project Care, a not-for-profit that provides care packages stocked with teddy bears, blankets, activity books, bottled water, board games, socks, toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotion, and body wash for children who suffer from chronic illnesses and recurring hospital admittances.

Throughout 2015, LaVonnia aims to provide care packages to over 150 sick children. She is currently in the process of creating a website for Project Care. She hopes to use the website to raise awareness of the hardships that families with terminally-ill children face, as well as to raise donations for future care packages.

For more information, please visit LaVonnia’s Facebook page or Project Care’s website.

GRANT AWARD DATE: May 5, 2015