Janet’s involvement with the Kids With Courage Foundation goes back to almost the very beginning. In the summer of 2007 Daphna approached Janet in regard to the “Crate, Full of Courage” (now called Brave Box) program. She loved Daphna’s concept of giving T1 children a decorated crate filled with items to help both the child and their family cope with horrible diagnosis. Being an aspiring artist, who had just retired from the Unity School of Christianity after 25 years of service, she told Daphna that she would be honored. The first ‘Crate, Full of Courage’ was delivered on September 17, 2007 and Janet painted and decorated it. Little did she realize how well this program would catch on or that utilizing her talent and imagination could be so rewarding. Since 2007, thousands of crates have been given to T1 children and their families. Janet says, “I am so happy to be a part of this wonderful Foundation. Thank you Daphna!”
What I do at Kids with Courage:
I volunteer my time and talent to paint and decorate the wooden Brave Boxes for the “Brave Box” program. I am the “Brave Box Creator”.
What I like most about being involved with KWC:
Everything and Everyone. The board members, volunteers, the events, fundraisers, the Gala the T1 kids; especially the kids, just love them all, and their families.
If I could meet one person from the past or present, who would it be and why?
Grandma Moses. I love her simplistic approach to painting. It would have been an honor and a great experience to have taken lessons from her.
Place I would love to travel:
Australia, I hear it is absolutely breathtaking.
What are your hobbies?
Anything relating to art and creativity, reading, bowling, spending time with my grandchildren.
Many people would be surprised if they knew I:
Wanted to be a veterinarian or a stand up comedian.