The Foundation is named after Kol, who was born with Trisomy 13, a fatal genetic syndrome. Expected to survive only 3 months, Kol was severely disabled and was unable walk or talk. But incredibly, Kol lived to the age of 14 before passing away on October 9, 2011. He left behind a profound legacy of love, charity and hope that serves as the inspiration behind the Kol Hope Foundation for Children.
Easter Seals Canada is proud to be a beneficiary of the Kol Hope Foundation for Children through the Kol Hope Fund at Easter Seals. Created in Kol’s memory, The Kol Hope Fund at Easter Seals provides life-changing summer camp experiences and assistive technology for kids living with disabilities, as well as respite care programs for families.
The Kol Hope Foundation for Children is also a key funding partner of Easter Seals Canada’s UNSTOPPABLETM campaign. Through this national fundraising and awareness initiative, Easter Seals is honoured to spread the message of the Kol Hope Foundation for Children, and serve Kol’s memory by helping to improve the lives of kids living with disabilities all across Canada.