Addy's Colors is non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating the lives of children who have, fought, or passed away from life-threatening illnesses. We provide support services and programs for children and their families to honor each child and family's strengths, beautiful personality, and fight against their illness. Our first goal is to open a safe place for children and families to receive integrative therapies free of charge to improve their quality of life and health outcomes using a person-centered, individualized plan that is coordinated with their traditional treatment practitioners. With profits from these integrative therapy programs, we in turn will open and fund a summer and weekend retreat camp for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses and their families.
Our organization is inspired by the life of Adalee Ashburn who loved to laugh and make others laugh, and she spread love and kindness to all with hugs and smiles. She enjoyed playing with and caring for animals and being outside in nature. Addy also loved her "colors", which is what she called any type of art medium - paint, crayons, books, pens... At the age of two, Addy was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called adrenal cancer. During her fight, Addy held close to her "colors", sleeping with them and never letting them go. She touched many lives and inspired many people in her short years on this Earth with her true love of living and daily celebration of life. In her honor, and in remembrance, we now live each day with a deeper love of others, nature, and our lives. While Addy lost her fight, we continue to live with her same spirit and spread it far and wide.