Caroline was innocent and pure— drawn to all things good. She possessed a temperament of ineffable sweetness, such that her friends and family began to call her “Peach”. On March 12, 2016 Peach was diagnosed with a rare tumor on her brain stem called DIPG. Inoperable and aggressive, these tumors end in death, in the process causing their victims to gradually lose all function. Peach forbade those around her to cry under penalty of a 25-cent fine; she was not afraid, never complained, and declared, “we must never be angry, and we must never have regrets.” She had gone blind in one eye and deaf in one ear and never mentioned it. On March 18, 2017 at age 9, Caroline went to be with her Savior. 

Our Sweet Peach

Meet Caroline

March 27, 2007 - March 18 2017

Meet The Team

TIna Kanis

Michael Kanis

Paige Schut

President / Co-Founder / Caroline's Mother

Founder / Caroline's Father

Executive Director
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Proud members

Board of Directors

Dr. Tammy Born-Huizenga

Doug Bouma

Trish Bouma

Bret Docter

Erin Docter

Sarah Mars

Sally Jo Pfaff

Dean Pfaff

MIke Wik

Betsy Bradley