Grant Angel Wishes and Travel Foundation® is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, non-religious, charity, founded in 2010, became fully registered and nationally recognized in April 2011.
Qualified nominees or their families requesting Angel or Travel Wishes must meet preset qualifications; approved wish categories include, special needs recreational travel, medical support, medical travel, education or final expense (Bereavement). Grant Angel Wishes and Travel Foundation® is the only national nonprofit foundation to assist families with a loved one’s final expenses. The Final Expense Award program is a part of the Angel Wish category.
The Grant Angel Wishes and Travel Foundation, Inc. ® is the inspiration of Julie-Ann Forcum whose determination, was, and remains; to create a nonprofit that serves and inspires the disabled and seriously ill community. This spirit is echoed in the motto of the foundation …dreams don’t end at 17. Julie-Ann is a constant reminder to everyone she meets that you can allow your dreams to come true, despite your circumstance.
A cancer survivor, wheelchair user and hearing impaired by Menier’s Disease since 2007, Julie-Ann is undaunted in her determination to help those who have given up hope or may have lost their way. Her vigorous spirit is reflected in the energetic and prestigious board of directors who govern the foundation’s activities.
The foundation’s Fairy Angel Mascot, a recognized icon; makes appearances at events to encourage, educate and answer questions about the charity, their partners, sponsors and collaborators. The whimsical Fairy Angel, a registered® trademark, represents the pure, heartfelt desire the foundation’s board of directors, staff, sponsors, donors and constituents, have to touch the lives of those who are seriously ill and supporting the disabled community.
In conclusion, the foundation is committed to raising awareness of the robust, diverse, exciting individuals and activities within the disabled and special needs population According to the National Organization on Disability there are over 54 million disabled Americans. Advocacy for social and regulatory change is of paramount importance to the foundation, along with advocacy for civil rights and spearheading innovative programs and events, which will ultimately and favorably, alter the destiny of many lives.