We can recall the day in 2016 the doctors at Duke Children's Hospital sat us down to tell us that our 2 year old baby girl had Stage IV Neuroblastoma, a pediatric cancer, just like it was yesterday. What started as a nightmare, would become an inspiring journey we felt led to share as we walked this road towards healing our daughter, Charlotte.
In our darkest moments, a village of friends, family, neighbors, and complete strangers began to gather to surround us and our three children in unconditional love and support. In addition, several incredible organizations would help us in countless ways over the years as we sought treatment to heal our baby girl. However, what we would witness along this journey would change us forever. We knew that one day we would give back and help other families going through the unimaginable.
But first, we needed to save Charlotte. We needed to believe that all of our children would be right there beside us, helping, a part of it all. Although our journey took many difficult turns, it also helped us discover many needs that exist for these families not only at diagnosis and during treatment, but beyond.
In an effort to honor our Charlotte and all children and families facing childhood cancer, we founded Be The Rainbow Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. With your help, we hope to continue building a village that comes together helping to alleviate some of the suffering, and making a difference in the lives of these families in their darkest times.
The Reynolds Family founded Be The Rainbow Foundation in 2021. Brian and Jennifer married in 2006. They live near Raleigh, NC and have 3 beautiful children, Taylor, Parker, and Charlotte, who has beaten her cancer TWICE and has been clear of disease for over 2 years.