Ladybug Outreach was created in loving memory of Katelyn Marie Wiseman by her mother, Judy Wiseman Feeney. Originally founded in 2004, the concept of the foundation was put on hold due to the family’s grief in losing Katie to an undiagnosed, seven-year illness. In January 2013, the focus of the Outreach finally became clear to Judy and Lane, Katie’s younger brother: that the family struggles just as much as the challenged child. Hence, the focus of Ladybug Outreach is to help and offer support to families of challenged children. Why “Ladybug”? Ladybugs were a source of great happiness for Katie and the name “Ladybug Outreach” was created in her memory. Just as ladybugs are healers for a garden, Ladybug Outreach would like to be a blessing in your garden of life.
“Life tests us, through our trials we learn strength, and who we become is our testimony.”
Ladybug Outreach is a charity that was started in 2004 as tribute to the life of 10 year old Katie Wiseman by her mother Judy Feeney. Judy and Katie’s brother Lane decided that Ladybug Outreach would focus on helping challenged children and their families through the guidance and support of Children’s Hospital, and a new journey began. In 2014 Ladybug Outreach was awarded 501c3 status, this allows the outreach to bring awareness to these children and their families from an inside perspective. Many times a family is in need and has to keep their focus on the challenges the ill child is facing, all the other needs are just added worry. Ladybug Outreach focuses on making things just a little bit easier on the needs of Children’s hospital as well as their families. Life tests us, through our trials we learn strength, and who we become is our testimony. Ladybug Outreach believes families sharing their stories can raise awareness from an inside perspective and helps to make a lasting difference.
"When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place." ~ C.S. Lewis