relief for mothers who need it most

healing hearts, one family at a time...

ANGEL AID CARES​ for children and families living with rare, chronic genetic disease. Join us in offering relief and inspiration via digital posts, a connective virtual network, restorative retreats and sourcing sustainable support for their families.



Calling All Rare Moms! ​ We have partnered with Indiana University, School of Social Work. ​ Please help us document the social, emotional, financial and physical effects of long-term caregiving with our five minute Global Family Resilience Survey. ​ Results are anonymous and will be shared with you! ​


Join our private Facebook Group where mothers are mentoring mothers in a private supportive community. ​ A safe environment where mothers of children with rare disease are encouraged to share their struggles and victories, create relationships, and be listened to without judgement. ​


Indulge yourself with other mothers for a supportive small group retreat. ​ Engage in self-care, build community and learn the tips and tools for sustainable wellness back in your home life. Featuring 3 days/2 nights at historic Barrett Family Ranch.


Meet Michelle, Our Hero

​ “There are so many hearts to heal.”

Lynn Hopkins, Mother to Michelle (15)


Barrett Family, Circa 1973
Phyllis (Mother), Richard Adam, Jared, Randy, Cristol, David ​

Established in 2000, ANonprofit 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 ( 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 Funraise.

Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.

—C.S. Lewis


A Nonprofit Group Enriching Lives, Inc (dba Angel Aid Cares)

773 Center Blvd, Suite 464, Fairfax, CA 94930

415-662-8450 ​

501(c)3 Public Charity EIN #83-2660329