Lennon is the inspiration to why The LENN Foundation began.
On October 1, 2015, Lennon James Turley was was born three months premature, weighing 1 pound 7 ounces. He was a miracle that fought every step of the way. After numerous surgeries and spending seven months in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), Lennon's unwavering resolve inspired everyone he touched. Through it all he never stopped smiling. At 18 months Lennon was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. At 2 years old, Lennon's team of doctor's at the Cerebral Palsy clinic in Columbus, Ohio made the decision to begin genetic testing to rule out other diagnoses because he does not fall under the "complete box" of Cerebral Palsy. Lennon is undergoing genetic testing at this time and that smile of his still persists.
So young and unknowingly, Lennon has continued to teach everyone around him the overwhelming power of hope; the healing strength of joy. The strength Lennon showed was helped by a strong support system of friends and family. While Lennon was fortunate to have such a system in place, there are many families that truly need extra help. The LENN Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit who is on a serious mission is to help families who have children with cerebral palsy and genetic disorders by providing financial relief towards their unmet medical needs that are not covered by private health insurance or government funded programs. By giving families a peace of mind, their child’s quality of life can improve by receiving the care they deserve.
Lennon is a fighter with an amazing life purpose; to help children all over the world. He may not know it yet, but he carries an inate gift of inspiration. He has already begun his journey. A journey to touch as many lives as possible and pass on this gift to anyone who will listen.