“Life is not about the length of time we live, it is about the way we live in the length of time that we’re given.”
Every day is a gift!
sMiles 4 Sammy Foundation, Inc. is a 501 c 3 public charity.
The mission of sMiles 4 Sammy Foundation, Inc. is to encourage people to see that every day is a gift, that a healthy body is a blessing and to provide encouragement and support to families of medically fragile children and/or children with medically complex special needs.
Our Mission Field
sMiles 4 Sammy focuses on 2 mission areas. Each year, funds raised at our silent auction and 5K will be divided between these 2 areas:
Community – One of our missions is to support organizations and initiatives in the Central Texas community that allow ALL children to experience life to their fullest potential. We’ve been privileged to donate over $38,000 to the Cal Ripken Foundation for the KCCO All Ability Baseball Field in Williamson County and $5,000 to Joni & Friends Family Summer Camp. We’ve sponsored the Central Texas Ability Sports League, donated goods and funds to the Ronald McDonald House of Austin and passed out goody bags at various races. Each Christmas, we partner with United Airlines, Valero & the American Cancer Society for the annual Flight to The North Pole and the Angel Night for bereaved families at Dell Children’s Hospital. We get excited about supporting wonderful causes in our community!
sMiles 4 Families Program – Our second area of focus is the sMiles 4 Families Program which was started in January of 2013. This program provides support and encouragement to families under the care of Pediatric Palliative Care and/or Pediatric Hospice teams. Currently we serve families and medical providers at Dell Children’s, Scott & White, Hospice Austin, The Seton Network of Hospitals, St. David’s Main NICU, Cook Children’s of Ft. Worth and Hermann Memorial Pediatric Hospice of Houston. We feel blessed to be able to serve families and providers through this program!
The sMiles for Sammy Team was created in loving memory of Samantha Scott. Diagnosed with Trisomy 18 several months before birth, Sammy was expected to be stillborn as this condition is considered incompatible with life. She defied the odds and was given ten gift months with her family. During these ten months, her family made a decision to see each day as a gift and to focus on living life instead of being defined by a diagnosis.
We are a group of people that were touched by Sammy and the life story that she wrote. In her 10 months of life, Sammy showed us that God is in every single detail, that every day is a gift and that a healthy body is blessing. Sammy impacted more lives in 10 months than many people do in years and she encouraged us to make a difference right where we are. She opened our eyes to the world of medically fragile children, children with disabilities and to the joys and struggles that members of their families face.
President – Chad Scott
Vice President – Jacque Almazan
Secretary – Jennifer Vincent
Treasurer – Sherlyn Scott
Technology – Jill Meyer
Team Members – Karen Brown, Kristin Bourgeois, Lesley Henry, Brook Ellison, Robin Knippa, Danielle Hullum, Marlene Teinert, Amanda Lester, Stanley, Darren & Jamie Almazan, and Emily, Katy & Weston Miller.
Like us on Faceboook at sMiles4sammy