In 1998, my family and I found out that my nephew (Austin, as pictured on the left, at the age of thirteen) had cancer. When I told some of the people in the area about him, they wanted to send him cards to tell him that they were thinking about him and how they hoped he would get well soon. These people had never met my nephew, never even seen a picture of him, yet they cared about him. Their kindness made me realize that there were other children and teens who would appreciate this same kindness. In 1999, I came up with the concept of sending cards to sick children in the hospital under the name of Cards for Kids. After some research, it was discovered that some of the children we wanted to send cards to would never get well. That is why we did not and will not send get well cards. So I started sending "Thinking of You" cards to various children's hospitals in our area. Since all expenses were being paid by one individual at that time, I decided to send coloring pages.Cards for Kids wasn't placed on the web until 2001. In 2003, we changed our name to Pages for Children. With the help of family and friends, PFCI started the process of becoming a non-profit organization in 2008. In January of 2009 we became incorporated, and received our non-profit status in May of 2009. Even though we are a new non-profit, we are determined to reach as many children as possible through our program.