A tragedy transformed.
The Cash Scanlon Phillips Foundation started in 2007 when Foundation founders, Page Phillips and Tess Scanlon-Phillips, received the fatal diagnosis that their 3.5 month-old son, Cash, had Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
Cash lost his brave battle with SMA on May 14, 2007 during a tremendous lightning storm while being sung to and cradled by Page and Tess. He was just four months old.
Page and Tess spent two and a half weeks at the end of Cash’s life at Children’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado. The care that they received during their time at Children’s opened their hearts to the needs of other hospitalized children. To alleviate some of their grief and sorrow, Page and Tess decided to give back. They spent two years raising money for a Healing Garden at Children’s that would not only serve to honor their son, but also to raise the spirits of other children in need.