Sharing hope with children in medical crisis.

This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope. The Lord’s loving kindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail.

-Lamentations 3:20-21

Our Mission

The Just Keep Smiling Foundation is a non-profit organization that seeks to assist families with critically ill children. We strive to do so by providing financial aid for immediate needs, offering emotional support based on personal knowledge of a child’s serious illness or death, and sharing spiritual insight that conveys the solace, grace and strength found in God.

What We Do

No one knows when tragedy will strike. Challenges, pain, and suffering do not discriminate. Sometimes you can see it coming. Other times it arrives unannounced, and as much as you think you are prepared, there is always a burden someone else can lift. As trite as it sounds, we understand. We’ve been there ourselves. So we established the Just Keep Smiling Foundation to focus our energies on relieving some of the financial burdens for families with critically ill children and on offering emotional and spiritual comfort.

Our assistance comes in the form of financial aid for often-overlooked immediate needs. As it happens, we also offer more—like emotional support rooted in first-hand experience and spiritual insight that conveys peace, comfort, and strength found in God.


The weight and responsibility of raising a child with a life-threatening illness is overwhelming.  You need someone who can empathize with you because they have been there.  Someone who knows your fears, understands your pain and frustration and who can stand in the gap in prayer with you.

Patrice Brooks

I spent years in and out of the hospital with my son after he was diagnosed with a severe heart problem.  I saw the pain and difficulties so many parents face trying to cope with their child’s illness.   After my son passed away, I made a decision to work toward a foundation that could help with the emotional and financial needs of these families.

Debra Cook

After losing my husband and two children in a boating accident, I searched for a peace and purpose in my life.  It took me years to heal and realize I could use what happened to me to send comfort to others.  God has put it in my heart to reach out to parents struggling with critically ill children.  I want them to know that God does love and care about their pain.  It is up to us, who feel called, to extend a helping hand in any way we can.

Sue Jeffreys

Thank you for your help during my son’s illness. Just know I could not have been by his side without your financial support. I loved him with every fiber of my being and now it is time to give back. I will do anything I can to help your organization.


How can I ever thank you for helping my family in our time of need? I am humbled by the love of Christ that so many people showed us during my son’s hospital stay. What a little miracle we have and I will spend my days telling him how amazing our God is. Again thank you.

-Jace and Kendall

Thank you so much for helping our family by making our mortgage payments while our sweet son was in the hospital. It helped more than you will ever know and we are truly grateful. You guys helped us during the toughest time of our lives. After such a long battle, our sweet baby went to be with Jesus in December. Our hearts are broken, and we miss him more than anything. We are at peace knowing that he is in the arms of Jesus. Thank you again for your generosity.

– The Family of one of our Angels

How We Do It

Just Keep Smiling is funded and run by DONATIONS, SPONSORSHIPS, and VOLUNTEERS like you. We have been blessed with an exceptional group of sponsors that are second to none. We can’t begin to express how grateful we are to have them all on our TEAM! We work together to make a lasting impact on families of children dealing with terminal illness. If you or your company would like to make a difference in someone’s life, send us a message.


We hold 4 events per year to help in the mission of helping families in need. These events serve as fundraisers and opportunities to sponsor and volunteer for the community.

Next event in:

2024/02/17 10:00:00

Current Event Sponsors