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 Janine Sam and I am married to Brian Bower, I have 5 children and 5 amazing grandchildren. I received my Bachelor of Business Administration from Ferris State. I'm here because I love Dalena and I loved Noah, I have been a part of their lives for over 17 years. I want to help kids have a chance to go to camp and maybe think about a brave young man who died too soon and learn something from his example. I believe in Noah's Legacy Project and that's why I am a part of it.
My name is Stephanie Allain, I'm an artist living in Chicago and also Noah's big sister. I am a MSU graduate and my career is that of a caregiver and counselor. I enjoy hiking, traveling, anything to do with art, fashion, primitive camping, fishing and exploring.
Noah and I were very close and grew up exploring and running around the woods together which gave us both a deep personal connection as well as a love for adventure. He remained my best friend through out the years and I could count on him for anything. You could count on finding us surrounding a bonfire together. I hope that through Noah's Legacy Project Inc. we can help children with limited means to find an adventure of their own.
My name is Dalena Sprague and I am Noah’s mom. I also have 4 other children who call me mom or stepmom, Kevin, Amanda, Stephanie and Mallory plus daughter in law, Cheyenne. I have 2 precious grandbabies, Hunter and Braxton. I have been with my husband, Michael for 17 years now and we have 2 very spoiled dogs, Maxamus and Sadie. I love being a grandma, camping, baking, entertaining, playing pool, being with friends and true crime shows. 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.
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.