LA Awesome Announces September and October Winners!

October 9, 2016

The Los Angeles chapter of the Awesome Foundation is pleased to announce our two most recent grant winners: the My Scars Are Beautiful project, and the Eisner Pediatric Center Halloween costume drive! My Scars Are Beautiful is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing inspiration and support to men, women and children who have been physically scarred from traumatic experiences. Michelle Hardy-Rodriguez was inspired to found the project while recovering from injuries she sustained in a car accident. After Michelle was back on her feet, she realized how important it is to have support and encouragement for the physical changes and the mental stability of one’s self after a traumatic episode. Through My Scars Are Beautiful, she hopes to let survivors know that they are not alone, and to provide assistance and education to the caretakers, friends and families of those recovering from their own injuries. The Awesome Foundation prize will go toward providing medical supplies and equipment to individuals whose insurance does not cover their needs. The money will also be used for general operating costs for this unique and vital start-up. Our October winner is a seasonably appropriate one. With the $1000 grant, the Eisner Pediatric and Family Medical… read more →