90 Minutes of life: The Luca John story

90 Minutes of life: The Luca John story

Live from the Denver Press Club with Rob Scoggins Jr - "Topic of Conversation" On the night of January 6, 2016, Kevin Baranowski, founder of the Luca John Foundation, and Janet Dybek, the State Director for Colorado's operations, interviewed with the Denver Press...

Foundation Partners With Patchwork Bear

Foundation Partners With Patchwork Bear

A charity founded by a central New Jersey father in the memory of his son is teaming up with a company that makes teddy bears to offer a small comfort to grieving families. The Luca John Foundation, which was featured in U.S. 1’s December 17, 2014, Helping Hands...

The Luca John Foundation Partners with Patchwork Bear

The Luca John Foundation Partners with Patchwork Bear

October 25, 2015- The Luca John Foundation announces its partnership with Patchwork Bear giving families who have lost an infant a memory of their child they can hold onto forever. The Patchwork Bear will donate a bear made out of clothing or blankets that belonged to...

Making A Difference

Making A Difference

Luca John Foundation's 3rd Annual Charity Golf Classic [gdlr_row] [gdlr_column size="1/2"][/gdlr_column] [gdlr_column size="1/2"] The 3rd annual charity Golf Classic for the Luca John Foundation was held on Sept. 26th at Highland Meadows Gold Course. It was the best...

Founder’s Letter, 2015

Founder’s Letter, 2015

It has been nearly ten years since Nickie and I founded the Luca John Foundation. It has been an absolute privilege to serve the hundreds of families throughout the country, who have come to us for financial and emotional support during their time of grief. It has...

A Family’s Grief Has Become Its Foundation

A Family’s Grief Has Become Its Foundation

Kevin Baranowski and his wife, Nickie, were excited for the ultrasound appointment so they could learn if their baby was going to be a little boy or girl. They never could have anticipated what the ultrasound also revealed. Their baby had a fatal form of skeletal...

Honored As 2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit

Honored As 2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit

For Immediate Release THE LUCA JOHN FOUNDATION HONORED AS 2013 TOP-RATED NONPROFIT New GreatNonprofits.org Award is Based on Positive Online Reviews Trenton, NJ 11/11/13 - The Luca John Foundation announced today that it has been honored with a prestigious 2013...

Letter of Support from Governor Jon Corzine

Letter of Support from Governor Jon Corzine

Dear Friends, I am pleased to recognize the latest achievement of The Luca John Foundation to implement a local chapter of support network at Seattle Children's Hospital. The Seattle Children's Hospital is fast becoming the premier...

Editorial Feature in the Johnson & Wales University Magazine

Editorial Feature in the Johnson & Wales University Magazine

Couple Builds Hopeful Remembrance Johnson & Wales University Magazine, Winter 2008 Emotion floods all thought when a parent's worst nightmare becomes reality. But in the too brief 90 minutes in November 2006 when Kevin and Nicole Flynn Baranowski '02 held their...

Luca John Foundation to Work with Local Activist

Luca John Foundation to Work with Local Activist

Local Foundation Seeks to Raise Awareness, Funds for Skeletal Disorders Ewing, NJ, December 14, 2007 — The Luca John Foundation announced today that it will be seeking ways to join forces with Gary Whyte, an activist working to help find a cure for fibrodysplasia...

November 10: National Day of Mourning

November 10: National Day of Mourning

Tabernacle, NJ Declares November 10, National Day of Mourning for Deceased Children Whereas, on November 10th 2006, Kevin and Nickie Baranowski lost baby boy Luca after his birth as a result of complications from an extremely rare form of skeletal dysplasia. Upon...

Governor Schwarzenegger Endorses The Luca John Foundation

Governor Schwarzenegger Endorses The Luca John Foundation

I appreciate your work to help children afflicted with skeletal dysplasia and their families. These terrible disorders affect too many individuals, and I commend everyone at your foundation for working hard to fund medical research and...

Family Resources Feature in American Baby Magazine

Family Resources Feature in American Baby Magazine

[gdlr_quote align="center" ] SKELETAL DYSPLASIA The Luca John Foundation Established to raise money for skeletal dysplasia research, the Luca John Foundation also provides financial assistance for funeral expenses to families who have...

Vatican Endorses “Day of Mourning”

Vatican Endorses “Day of Mourning”

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Baranowski, The Holy Father has received your letter and he has asked me to thank you. He appreciates the concern which prompted you to write him. His Holiness extends his condolences for the loss of Luca, and he...

NJ Star Ledger: Turning Grief into Action

NJ Star Ledger: Turning Grief into Action

Jersey'sHelpingHands Who: Kevin and Nickie Baranowski of Ewing. What: Co-founders of the Luca John Foundation, named in memory of their son, who dies shortly after his birth from a form of skeletal dysplasia. Mission: There are two...