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Alive In Me Foundation

PO Box 231
Le Claire,  IA 52753

Phone: not available

Alive In Me Foundation

When Caleb Shamrell died suddenly after a tonsillectomy, his family knew the only way to make sense of his untimely death was to make as much good come from it as possible. With your help, no matter how big or small, amazing things will happen!

We are AIMing to shine a light in dark places. We have three "pillars" we'd like to use to achieve this. Our local pillar is our children's AAA, arts/academics/athletics. We will be giving back to the community that has been so supportive through this difficult time by honoring Caleb's eclectic interests through funding and scholarships for local programs for youth.

Our state pillar is Iowa Donor Network. Caleb's organs were donated and he continues to live on by giving others a new lease on life. In his memory, we wish to contribute time and resources to IDN. Jenelle, Caleb’s mom, will be volunteering as a public speaker and donor advocate from the viewpoint of a donor family.

Our national pillar is benefiting and supporting families dealing with the aftermath of sudden child death. In a freshly torn apart world, Caleb’s family learned all too well, you just need a break. We offer a chance to breathe, reconnect, and navigate the new normal in a space where you can breathe. Therefore, we'd love to afford families left behind the opportunity to get away. A vacation is healing and so very cathartic for these families left behind after the sudden death of a child. There is no organization to fill this need, so we need to fill it.

Please, help us keep Caleb shining bright through all this good!


AIM was founded in memory of Caleb Richard Shamrell. He taught us how to live and love without limitations. We keep him alive through this charitable work.

Caleb is a lifesaving hero who solidified his hero status through organ, eye, and tissue donation. We strive to encourage all to Donate Life.

Alive In Me was founded to keep Caleb's memory alive through charitable contributions to local, state, and national causes. His energy, youth, and vitality will live on in the work we do. He is Alive In Us.

Caleb, or "Bubba" as he was deemed by his sister, Lydia, was a happy, vibrant, energetic ray of sunshine. My husband and I, along with his siblings Abby (12), Tony (10), Lukas (9), Eliza (6), and Lydia (4), love to share our numerous joyful memories of th

Alive In Me supports kids' arts, academics, and athletics in the community.
We AIM to raise awareness and support for organ, tissue, and eye donation.
We also AIM to shine a light in the dark places, especially those created due to the sudden death of a c

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Founded: February 10, 2015 by Brigham and Jenelle Shamrell

Categories: Non-Profit Organization


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