Enhancing the lives of children from single parent homes by giving them the opportunity to learn, build social skills, gain self-confidence and have fun in a camp setting.
On March 29, 2020 I lost my son, Noah, to Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma, or in other words a very rare, aggressive liver cancer. Due to covid-19 restrictions we couldn't hold his celebration of life until June 27, 2020. I was having a very hard time with Noah's loss and my sister-in-law and Noah's Aunt, Leslie Allain Emond invited me to come to her cabin and spend a few days with just the two of us. I did and it was very therapeutic for both of us. Leslie suggested doing something in Noah's name to keep me occupied and to honor my son. We came up with a non-profit organization that would send children from single parent homes to summer camp. When Noah was young and I was a struggling single parent a guardian angel gave Noah a scholarship to summer camp. It was a tremendous gift to both of us. Because of my struggle with losing Noah I put this on a back burner, but with people who love me pushing me to do this we have created Noah's Legacy Project Inc. to honor my beloved son. Everyone on the Board of Directors has a great meaning to Noah and myself. I can not thank them enough for going on this journey with me. Especially to Noah's Aunt Leslie and her deep love of Noah for coming up with this idea. Please join us for an amazing future.
My name is Natalie Koon, and I am Noah's best friend. I spent the majority of my childhood being with Noah. We both had a love for music and art. He taught me how to wrestle, make music, and gave me some of the best summers I could've ever hoped for. I am 25 years old and the mother to three amazing children, Evalin Kay (7), Bailey Ray (5), Brady Benjamin (4). I am ready and willing to support Noah's Legacy Project Inc. and I have the energy and determination to help us soar. I always have and always will love Noah. He was a great man and friend.
My name is Carol Lawrence and I have been best friends with Dalena, Noah's mom since 1984. With a deep love for Dalena, Noah and the Great Outdoors being a part of Noah's Legacy Project Inc. is a perfect fit for me. I was born and raised in the Adirondack Mountains National Park in upstate New York. Camping is and always has been a way of life. In so many ways I believe in camping as a great way to connect people back to Earth and a great chance for young campers to learn everything from survival skills to valuable life lessons. My hope for Noah's Legacy Project Inc. is that we are so successful that we run out of children to help.
My name is Dalena Spence, and I am Noah’s mom. I have some fur babies who have really helped me with my grief, Maxamus, Sadie, Freedom and Karma. Being a grandma to Hunter, Braxton and Ian are more than I could have ever hoped for. I love baking, entertaining, playing pool, being with friends and true crime shows. My whole focus has been Noah's Legacy Project and watching it grow. I hope to give as many children as possible the love of camping, a sense of belonging and love of the great outdoors through Noah’s Legacy Project Inc.