Founder and President
My name is Kelly McManimon, and I am Charlie’s mama. Charlotte (Charlie) is our middle daughter. My husband Ryan and I have three kids. Elliott our eldest daughter, is constantly singing, creating plays, reading and generally parenting us all. She is kind, loving, empathetic and fiercely protective of her sister Charlie’s memory. Crosby is our youngest. He is energetic, funny, and loves his daddy more than anything, emulating how to build while constantly carrying his tools, (fake) phone and paperwork around. He never stops moving, seriously…never! Crosby never got to meet his sister but talks about her regularly and still misses her all the same. Ryan is an amazing daddy, husband and contractor. He is always busy building or creating something. We both miss our little lady a lot. In addition to being Elliott, Charlie and Crosby’s mom, I am a medical social worker at United. For the last four years I have also worked part time with the University of Minnesota’s pediatric fellows and simulation program teaching fellows how to have end of life conversations with parents and children as a bereaved parent educator. We are so grateful that through our grief journey we continue to see Charlotte’s legacy carry on through this foundation. We are so grateful for your support and dedication to more children like Charlie.