We are so sad to share that our past recipient James Donald "JD" Manuel passed away on October 8, 2019. JD fought for 24 years against Spinal Muscular Astrphy (SMA) and lived a rich, full life. Chive Charities was lucky enough to be able to make something awesome happen for him and his family back in 2014, and we are so happy to have been able to be a part of his life.
The loss of a Chive Charities family members never gets easier, but we have to remind ourselves that there is so much to celebrate in spite of losing JD. We want to celebrate his life, the love he and his family shared, the love he so freely expressed to us and to others as best as he could. JD, your memory will in on in the hearts of those of us who had the pleasure to meet you, to read about you, and to cheer for you on the sidelines. Thank you for making our lives ten percent happier.