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OUR STORY

It all began in 2010 when we wrote an en-COURAGE-ing song about being BRAVE, STRONG  & COURAGEOUS!

Shortly after putting this song on our

“Live to Love” CD, our daughter Gabi had two friends who were diagnosed with cancer. Through their fight these two families were

en-COURAGE-d by this song. It became their fight song through their journey. They began to share it with their friends in treatment and word began to spread. By 2012 we had donated hundreds of our CDs with the song "Strong and Courageous" to seriously ill children and it was obvious that

God had given us a new mission.

I AM COURAGEOUS was born.


We created a special "I Am Courageous" CD full of original Christian songs to be donated to fighters around the world. Our purpose has always been to share uplifting and

en-COURAGE-ing music with these fighters and their families. As our organization grew, we found it challenging to distribute this CD to a wide audience due to religious content. We understood this limitation and sought to create a product that would en-COURAGE and uplift without restriction. We began recording 30 cover songs that are happy and hopeful but as we put this project in motion we discovered a new challenge. CD's are old school. In order to remain current in a digital world we decided to create an I AM COURAGEOUS keyring with a QR code that, when scanned, will access a playlist to stream our music for FREE. Our playlist continues to grow as we find and record new uplifting cover songs.
 

As I AM COURAGEOUS grew we wanted to

en-COURAGE these children and families in new ways. In 2021 we created IAC TV. This exclusive TV channel hosts episodes of music, jokes and inspiring stories of individuals living lives of COURAGE. Through this new platform our goal is to provide an escape and remind each fighter that they too can live

COURAGE-ously.
 

We, as a family, are so excited about this project and are energized by the fact that, while we are not able to heal these children, we can use what we know to bring a smile and joy into what can often be a dark time. Music and laughter are powerful tools that can help calm, en-COURAGE, distract and uplift.
 

Thank you for reading about

I AM COURAGEOUS.

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Meet Sadie and Jaxon

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Meet our daughter's friends who are the reason we began

I Am COURAGEOUS.

Though they both lost their battle with cancer, their short time on earth was all about staying positive and making the world a better place. They each were the definition of being

STRONG & COURAGEOUS.

They embraced life, loved big and will forever be the driving force that keeps us en-COURAGE-ing fighters and their families.

We are forever thankful for their lives and inspiration.

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I AM COURAGEOUS

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“This music gives [our patients] that outlet of self-expression, normalization, and the feeling that they can be a kid…it changes their perspective completely.”

— Ashley —
Child Life Specialist

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“We were dealt some bad news. [Your music] was beneficial and healing to us, specifically from the fear that had been instilled in us.”

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“I started to cry. It was like I was crying and I was feeling healing and hope. It was going to be okay. It brought light into this room. Your music makes a difference in the lives of these hurting children.”

— Justin —
Father of a Pediatric Patient

— Karen —
Mother of a Pediatric Patient