Help by sponsoring our Global Family Resilience Survey documenting the social, emotional and financial effects of a child’s genetic disease diagnosis on their family and caregivers.
Help by sponsoring our Disneyland Family Retreat for a child and their family support team (up to 20 people) for a 5 day/4 night Disney California Adventure, hosted at historic Barrett Family Ranch & Retreat Center.
Lynn Hopkins, Mother to Michelle (14)
Barrett Family, Circa 1973 Counterclockwise: Phyllis (Mother), Richard Adam, Jared, Randy, Cristol, David
Established in 2000, A Nonprofit Group Enriching Lives (dba ANGEL AID) was formed as a fundraising organization by our CEO, Cristol Barrett O'Loughlin. Cristol's family spent decades living with the diagnosis and demise of three of her older brothers—Randy, David and Jared—who passed away at 12, 18, and 19 from a rare genetic disease called Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS). As a carrier of MPS II (also known as Hunters Syndrome), Cristol committed herself to raise funds for the National MPS Society (www.mpssociety.org) in the hopes of finding a cure. Supported by family, friends and a dedicated group of UCLA Pi Beta Phi sorority sisters, ANGEL AID has raised over $125,000 through themed fundraisers ~ Wishcraft (Halloween) and Wishes With Wings (Holiday) ~ in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. ANGEL AID was incorporated as a 501(c)3 organization with a purpose to source research, relief and inspiration for families living with genetic disease.
Donations to our 501(c)3 organization are tax deductible via Pledgeling.
“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.”