Welcome, Drew!

Welcome, Drew!

i Jul 9th 3 Comments by

Today you can help us welcome a new voice to the firecracker foundation.Meet our new generous practice intern, Drew!

Meet Drew, our new Generous Practice Intern!

Drew is a senior at MSU, majoring in Human Development/Family Studies and Psychology. He has lived in the Lansing area his entire life except for a six-year vacation with the U.S. Army that took him lots of places including Iraq and Afghanistan. A man of many varied interests, he is devoted to serving his community. Though he sticks closer to home now, he still enjoys wandering, sometimes with his beautiful blue-eyed kitten, Francesca.

Drew will be helping facilitate our yoga therapy programs while organizing the donation based Firecracker Yoga classes.

Now that you’ve met Drew, take a moment to leave him an encouraging note welcoming him to your team of survivors and advocates!


Maggie Lasley, Social Media and Communications Intern

I wish: A letter from a mother to her daughter.

i Jul 3rd 1 Comment by

Today we are sharing a letter that one mother wrote to her daughter and was kind enough to share with you.

“I Wish”

My wish is that I could take your pain away. I wish I could bear it for you.

I wish I could make you whole again, to the person you were before – only stronger.

I wish I could help you fall asleep at night without a care in the world, and help you have beautiful dreams.

I wish you could go through your day feeling loved and supported. I wish I could make the bullies go away.

I wish I could take away the burdens of your trauma. I wish I could have protected you and kept you safe. I wish I could change it all.

I wish you were happy.

I wish you knew how much you are loved and cherished.

I wish you could live your life and not be fearful. I wish you weren’t afraid to be alone. I wish I could turn back the clock.

I wish.

On Saturday, June 28th, this mother’s daughter began Yoga Therapy for Teens.

Your participation in Firecracker Yoga has provided the funds for her and two other students to practice trauma sensitive yoga in a safe space with well trained instructors from Free Being Yoga Network.

Thank you so much!

Help provide therapeutic services for even more children in your community by becoming a monthly donor.

Become a Firekeeper TODAY!

You can help turn those sparks of healing into a brilliant blaze.


Maggie Lasley
Social Media & Communications Intern

If you would like to share your story, email us at info@thefirecrackerfoundation.org