Chloe’s Cause is a non-profit 501.c.3 organization inspired by Chloe Coccia to raise awareness and help families with children with Down Syndrome.
On Saturday, March 24, 2007, our little angel surprised us arriving 4 weeks before her due date. Two weeks prior, we learned that Chloe had duodenal atresia, aka “double bubble”, which is a blockage in the intestines and was to be treated at the University of Maryland Medical Center. During these tests, we also learned that Chloe had Down Syndrome. After giving birth, I was only able to briefly glance at my sweet daughter’s tiny face before she was whisked away to the University of Maryland Medical Center, an hour away from where she was born. Thankfully, Chloe’s surgery was very successful! After six long weeks in the neonatal unit recovering, she was finally released to go home.
We host and participate in a variety of events throughout the year. The funds and donations received are given directly back to the children and families who need a helping hand or have helped our cause.
"I want to personally thank you for your $6,000 grant award in support of Best Buddies Maryland. Your donation demonstrates your commitment to enhancing the quality of life for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD)"
"One of the greatest joys is to help someone without expectation of anything in return. Chloe’s Cause exemplifies that, making me a proud board member of the cause."
"Chloe’s Cause offers me a sense of giving back while learning a great life lesson along the way for myself and my family. "
"What I enjoy about Chloe’s Cause is meeting new people and knowing that we can have a positive impact on their lives."
“I’m very grateful to be able to help with this organization – it is making a difference in kids with disabilities.”
"The grants from Chloe's Cause have helped us fund new school friendship chapters in Anne Arundel County and have helped offset cost from our Friendship Walk and Best of Maryland."