I am a native Richmonder, attended University of South Carolina and returned home to the city I love! My husband and I have 14-year-old boy/girl twins and an 11-year-old son. The story of Better2gether began after our oldest son was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer in 2016 and our world was forever changed. After 3 ½ years of grueling chemotherapy, spinal taps, surgeries, and a closet full of daily medication, we are thrilled to celebrate Jack being in remission for almost 3 years, and revel in our family’s ability to resume some semblance of “normal”- well that was before COVID! I am forever changed as a result of this journey but mainly because of the incredible support we received during the darkest days because our child had pediatric cancer. Two nonprofits were integral in providing all types of guidance and it truly made a difference to our family’s positive outcome and ability to resume “life” post-treatment. When I learned that there was a gap in services for the thousands of families going through a similar situation, but with children having rare illnesses and no organization or health system was providing non-medical support it was a huge call to action for me. Better2gether was formed from the desire that all children- not just those with a well-known illness- deserve access to resources and support. As the Executive Director of Better2gether, I am driven to achieve our vision: Families of children with medical complexity are supported.