In November 2006, John and Justine Perkins tragically lost their 8-month-old baby daughter Olivia to a rare illness. It was a devastating time, and yet this point in John and Justine’s lives brought with it new meaning: a gift with a message-a message to positively enhance the lives of children and their families in a significant way. This vision was of a world with happier, healthier kids.
In her short life, Olivia touched many hearts, and through the founding of the Touched By Olivia Foundation is certain that she will touch many more. Through the hard work undertaken by the Foundation, many children and their families have been given the gift of a happier life through the opportunity to play.