Founded in 1997 in honor of Mikel William Danielson
The Mikel Foundation is a public charity founded in 1997 to help children and families of children with genetic disorders.
Many parents who have children with genetic disorders can't afford medical equipment they need. The Mikel Foundation buys wheelchairs, orthotics, and other type of adaptive equipment for these families as well as donates money to genetic research. Generous donations and the resulting assistance have allowed Mikel's life to bless others.
Mikel Danielson was born in 1990 to Bill and Carol Danielson with a rare genetic disorder that limited his ability to walk or talk. Though Mikel had his own set of challenges in life, his family realized there were many children like him that didn't have the same resources needed to help cope with a genetic disorder. When Mikel was 7 years old, his parents created The Mikel Foundation so that Mikel's life might carry on even greater meaning.
Mikel passed away in 2019 at the age of 28. It's his family's hope that he continues bettering other's lives through The Mikel Foundation.