The Small Wonders Foundation Junior Advisory Council (SWF JAC), inaugurated in Spring 2013, is comprised of 21 youth from schools all around Los Angeles, who range in age from 10 to 16 and have joined the SWF family to lead the way in supporting fellow youth born with facial abnormalities.
SWF’s JAC is breaking down age-confining barriers and paving a positive path for life-long charitable engagement. Chaired by Chase Laski (15), the JAC comes together bi-monthly to plan fundraising events and discuss innovative and creative opportunities to support the work of Small Wonders Foundation.
The group has had the opportunity to meet some of the patients that Small Wonders Foundation has helped, including the foundation's first beneficiary, Diego Neumaier, a world-class gymnast from Mexico, who was born with bilateral microtia. Since his surgeries, Diego has won numerous distinguished gymnastics medals, including major wins at the recent National Olympics in Mexico, where he was named the National Champion and awarded the Gold medal on the men’s rings, and the Bronze medal on the pommel horse.
The SWF Junior Advisory Council was featured in Ventura Blvd magazine’s Summer 2013 issue. Read the article here.
The Junior Advisory Council was founded by the Reisz family, also founding board members of Small Wonders Foundation.