The work we do was inspired by Emily Eaton. Everyone was important to Emily, whether she knew them or not. She saw the best in every person she met and had a real gift for reaching out to total strangers with genuine caring and compassion. Emily’s Path is a way for each of us to follow her path in life and carry forward her wonderful spirit of caring for others.
Emily’s Path is dedicated to bringing happiness to children who are facing challenges in their lives. There are many systems, programs and organizations to take care of a child’s basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter and medical care. But sometimes there is a gap in providing for another fundamental human need: Happiness. That’s where we come in.
Small things mean so much to a child. A favorite toy. A trip to a waterpark. Summer camp. Those are the memories that weave the fabric of one’s childhood. Unfortunately, there are many children for whom happiness is an elusive thing. Take a walk down Emily’s Path. You may discover that those who bring happiness into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
This spring, we were contacted by the mother of a high school freshman from central Wisconsin. Her son, Noah, who has spina bifida, is participating on his school's track & field team, in wheelchair events.