The Sam Aden Kindness Fund

Jackson “Sam” Aden came into this world on March 31, 2009, in St. Petersburg, Russia as Frolov Igor Mikhailovich, and we were blessed to have him join our family on December 1, 2010, as our amazing “Iggy.” While he left this earth on May 4, 2023, his 14 years were full of big love, mischief, random acts of kindness, laughter (he had the best laugh), a love of his heritage and a passion for philosophical discussions about life.

Sam was full of kindness and forgiveness, and there wasn’t a day that went by that he didn’t say “I love you” – usually multiple times in a row. We may never truly understand what led to his decision on May 4, 2023, but we know that he felt love and gave love. Big Love.

On December 1 of every year, we celebrate Sam’s “Gotcha Day” – the anniversary of the day he joined our family. Because of the generosity of this community, to date we have raised more than $275,000 through the Get Grounded Foundation’s Sam Aden Kindness Fund (Tax ID #46-5125610).

We will continue to honor his legacy and 100% of the donations – and all future donations – will be given to support youth mental health awareness and fund other critical and much needed mental health support for children in coming years.

Thank you for joining our fight to help fix our youth mental health system on behalf of so many other kids just as incredible as our Sam.

~ Laura Love, Sam’s mom

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