Thank you for the generous donation, book and CD. Your story is a true inspiration. We know we are so blessed to have had Ava & Jacob in our lives for the short time we did. I know they are walking with Jesus and He is at our side. Your story gives me inspiration.thanks for giving me some of your courage and strength.
Amidst all the grief, anger and pain we experienced with our loss, we were directed to you and your organization. Through your own tragedy, you have found courage and strength to support and assist total strangers through theirs. It’s hard enough to deal with a loss, but to have to face financial burdens at the same time only compounds the issue. Savannah Smiles made it possible for my family to bury little Landon knowing we would not have to encounter these problems alone. I cannot begin to thank you and your family for being there through Savannah Smiles. In many ways it has helped us to better cope with this tragedy. We not only appreciate, but now understand how important your mission is.
Words cannot adequately convey our sincere appreciation. Savannah Smiles is an amazing tribute to your beautiful daughter. We are inspired by the way in which you are honoring her by reaching out in charity, comfort to others. We can only hope to find and equally loving way in which to honor our angel Brenna. We thank you for giving us the inspiration to try.
–Cara and Terry
Thank you both so much for your kind note to us. Thank you also for the generous gift from Savannah Smiles and for the book of Hope. I sat down and started reading through it the night we received it and the first page brought tears to my eyes… I have read your website and wonder if my struggles are similar to yours. It helps us to know that someone “just a few steps ahead” is making it too. I see your smiles and the work your foundation is doing and I have hope.
–Faith and Scott
I would like to thank you on behalf of everyone here at Ochsner and Josh’s family for everything you helped us with. Josh’s beautiful service would not have been possible without your large donation. Our world is so lucky to have an organization such as yours and people with hearts as big as yours!
-Barbara, Child Life services
We can never truly express how much we appreciate the generous donation to our cause.
–John and Heather
Savannah Smiles, Thank you so much for helping make Shaye’s wish come true by replacing her wheel chair lift! We could not have done it without your kindness and it will never be forgotten.
You’ve changed my life. I will never be the same again. The book you sent me is so awesome I can’t put it down. The loss of my twin girls will not be in vein. Your kindness has touched me and my family. Savannah Smiles will always be a part of me. I one day will do what you did for me to someone else in need.
– Latsicia and Marshall
You’ll never know how much you helped Allen and I after Sarah died. I do believe everything happens for a reason. God has made it perfectly clear the “His will be done.” Recently I had the opportunity to give back financially to another family the way you gave to us. Sarah is alive in me, Allen and our family just as I know Savannah is alive in you and your family. Without Savannah, you would not have begun the foundation that helps so many. “His will be done one earth, as it is in Heaven.” Thank You
We are greatly appreciative for what you have done for us. Words can’t explain the terrible pain we have felt losing our daughter. You have helped ease our minds concerning the funeral. Thank you so much & god Bless.
– Rachel and Victor
My husband and I were both overcome with emotion at the way you and your family have helped us. Life is so painful, but your family continues to show us the unfailing grace of God. Savannah Smiles has testified to my family that God is Love. I know Savannah pushes your family to help people. She has pushed me to give back in many ways through her legacy.
–Tina and Dolan
Thank you for coming along side us after our daughter Hannah died suddenly at home. She was 4. My husband and I had the opportunity recently to also come along side a beloved friend in the loss of her husband. It has been one of the best healing opportunities we’ve had together. I tell you that because I wondered how you were able to so gently and generously love on people who lost children. I understand a little bit more the reward you get, a heavenly applause for sure. The funeral home experience was by far the strangest, creepiest experience. We had a good experience but the fact of being there doing what we were doing was surreal. Falling onto your ministry was a cushion of hope. “We can do this” I thought. ”They are moving forward in hope and so can we.”
Thank you for the generous donation toward the funeral expenses of Demarcus G. May God bless.
–Concordia Funeral Home
Thanks slot for the prayers and money, it helped a lot. We will be thinking of Savannah on March 3.
To the world he was just another ordinary boy, but to us he was the only boy. On July 25, 2011 our son Zaven Mylik Sears left this world on his flight to heaven. He was only 9 years old when he drowned. A sweet young boy who was full of light, he could light up a room. His joyous smile would bring a smile to anyone around him. He gave his life to our Lord and loved to talk to any one about Jesus.
Our family was devastated by the lost of his life. We are today’s every day American family living from pay check to pay check. We pay our bills and give our kids the world, and never expected to lose one. We gave him everything while he was alive but we couldn’t do that one thing for him when he went home to be with Jesus.
The Savannah-Smiles Foundation helped us give him a proper burial. Listen, God answers the prayers of those in need, of those who are suffering and in pain.
“I will lift up my eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help, my help cometh from the Lord. “
Our family would like to thank Savanna Smiles for allowing God to use them in such a way to bless us and many others.
-Kenner, Louisiana-The Testimony of the Sears’ Family