From Laurie McMillan, “Lindsay’s Mom”:
Hello All…I am writing this today with much sadness. After much thought…and prayer…at our Board meeting on Thursday, June 22nd, the Board voted unanimously that the time had come to end The Lindsay Foundation. We’ve had an 18-year successful run, but due to the drop in donations, we cannot continue to provide as we have done all of these years. I tried to make some personal contacts, but there are so many… I couldn’t get to everyone. There are so many people to thank, but not enough paper. To the past members who served on the Board, Kelly Link, Tonya Switalski, Mark Sather and Melissa Davis, as well as the current serving Board, Anthony Scott, Dee Thomas and my Daddy, Larry McMillan, who has been our Treasurer since day one, THANK YOU for giving of your time and sometimes having to make the hard decisions. A special thanks to my Momma, PR Director for 17 years, who kept us all going until she gained her wings one year ago Thursday, June 29th. There was no role she wouldn’t step into. Thanks to our previous Chaplain, Billy Hensarling and our current Chaplain, Scott Anderson… who prayed over meetings and prayed for the safety of all of the participants of our events. To all involved in our LA Chapter. A second state was something I never foresaw, but the dedication of many brought that to life. To all of our volunteers, sponsors and vendors (too many to name over eighteen years,) we would not have survived this long without all of you. I owe so much to each of you for making my dream a reality. Lindsay has lived on with your help. And she will continue to live on in the hearts of the families that we were able to assist. To all of our recipient families, THANK YOU for giving us the opportunity to lighten the load, if only a bit. Thank you for giving me the honor and privilege of being able to call you friends. Thank you for sharing your children with me. If I have missed anyone, please understand…my heart is full with gratitude to EVERYONE who touched this organization in a positive way. It takes a village…and we have been that village for 18 years. But, to everything…there is a season…and ours has ended. God bless each of you!
The Lindsay Foundation is a non-profit organization whose primary goal is to assist families with resources necessary to provide medical treatment, therapies and rehabilitative equipment in order to improve the quality of life for their special needs children.
The Lindsay Foundation is funded solely by donations from the public. We are a registered 501(c)3 organization and as such we can offer donors a tax deduction for gifts. Contributions are tax deductible to the full amount allowed by law.
All work is done on a voluntary basis.
Lindsay Nannett McMillan was born on February 25, 1984. She was a beautiful, happy child. It soon became apparent that Lindsay was not going to lead a healthy life. Numerous hospitalizations, doctors, specialists and therapy became part of “normal” life for Lindsay and her family. What also became part of normal life was the constant battles to gain the necessities of her life. Expensive formulas, therapies, medical equipment, non-covered medical procedures, and, later nursing care, led to fights with insurance companies and bureaucracies. On March 3, 1999, Lindsay lost her fight for life. She touched so many people in her life that The Lindsay Foundation was formed in her memory. We have the hope that no other family will have to fight so hard to receive the assistance that is needed in order to provide for the children that they love. It is a parent’s worst nightmare to realize that their child has needs that cannot be met. I know first-hand. I am Lindsay’s mom and the founder of The Lindsay Foundation. I loved my little girl more than life itself. That she had medical problems was not a burden. Not being able to provide all that she needed was. No parent should have to fight the way we did. No child should have to do without because, financially, the parent can’t provide. This is our goal and my dream.