Episode 173: Lily’s Angels – Kristen Friscia Benitez

Kristen Friscia Benitez, co-founder of Lily’s Angels, joins The 1 Girl Revolution Podcast this week to share her inspiring life journey, the story of how she ended up in Puerto Rico, and how her sweet daughter Lily, who has Down Syndrome, led to the founding of Lily’s Angels. 

Kristen talks about her own journey as the mother of a child with Down Syndrome and how her advocacy for her own child – led to her deciding to start something bigger to help and support other families in the Down Syndrome community. 

Lily’s Angels is a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading awareness about Down Syndrome, as well as increasing access to therapy, resources, community, and support to individuals with Down Syndrome and their families. .

You don’t want to miss this inspiring episode!

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • Kristen’s own life story;
  • The story of how Kristen met her husband and how her life changed the day Lily (and each of her children too!) was born;
  • About Kristen’s struggle to find resources and support, but how she continued to fight for her daughter, Lily;
  • How Kristen’s own journey through her life and with Lily, led her to founding Lily’s Angels and Down Syndrome Foundations;
  • About the inspiring and innovative work of Lily’s Angels and Down Syndrome Awareness Foundations;
  • And so much more!

The 1 Girl Revolution Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, YouTube, and everywhere you listen to podcasts. 

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This week on The 1 Girl Revolution Podcast, we welcome Joanne Ewald, the founder of Mend on the Move, and Sam Seelhoff, Mend on the Move’s Executive Director. Mend on the Move is a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers and employs women survivors of abuse by creating jewelry and other beautiful goods from salvaged auto parts and car seat leather.

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Episode 218: CEO, Producer, and founder of Marvin Cares for Kids – Jacqui Pitman

On this week’s episode of The 1 Girl Revolution Podcast, we welcome Jacqui Pitman – CEO, producer, advocate for children in foster care, and founder of Marvin Cares for Kids – a nonprofit organization that seeks to provide guidance, resources, and opportunities to foster youth, empowering them to realize their full potential. 

The 1 Girl Revolution Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, YouTube, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.

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