With all that’s going on in the world, it’s hard to turn around and ignore all the need out there. We recognize that not everyone is gifted or able to work in relief agencies, but we do believe that everyone is able to make a difference. It doesn’t matter if you take big steps or little steps towards helping others, but it’s when we step together that can change lives.
After Jessica and Ronnie Olstad lost their son Lewiston James in November of 2016 just shy of 6 his month birthday to Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), they knew they needed to do something to honour their son. They decided to pour their love into a foundation in his name. On May 25, 2017 – what would have been Lewiston’s first birthday - the Foundation was granted official status and they hosted their first fundraiser, Lewiston’s BDAY, raising more than $40 000 for SMA and Alberta Children’s Hospital. They wish to inspire others to live boldly and full of joy just as Lewiston inspired them to do.
The Love for Lewiston Foundation exists to educate, create awareness and ultimately raise funds to find a cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Funds will be directed to local families, SMA Research and The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.