This interview is part of the Lady Boss Co-Host Series
Jade of Mikey’s Miracle Foundation, Inc. is co-hosting the June 2017 edition of Lady Boss at Artifact Coffee in Baltimore. Tix here.
Let's get to know her
Q: What's your current guilty pleasure?
A: The Real Housewives Franchise & Anything GOLD!
Q: What are you listening to lately?
Q: What's your favorite app or resource of the moment?
A: ATracker Pro
Q: Who are you crushing on?
A: Lady Boss Crush — Nely Galán
Q: Current mantra (or phrase, or Affirmation...)?
A: "As we drive along this road called life, occasionally a gal will find herself a little lost. And when that happens, I guess she hast to let go of the coulda, shoulda, would, buckle up and just keep going." —Carrie Bradshaw
What makes her a boss
Q: Tell us about your business.
A: Moved to honor the life and legacy of Michal S. Neverdon Merritt, Mikey’s Miracle Foundation was created to fill a void in the programs and support services available to cancer patients and their caregivers. Mikey’s Miracle Foundation, Inc. provides a comprehensive and holistic approach in treatment of a disease that does not discriminate against race, age or gender. With the rising costs of healthcare, it is our vision to provide sustainable programs and support services that improve the quality of life for patients receiving cancer treatment and their families at no cost. We seek to gain funding through federal grants, individual donors and corporate sponsors in the Baltimore Metropolitan and surrounding areas.
Support services offered include: Early Detection Planning/Screening, Family Counseling & Mediation, Pastoral/Spiritual Counseling, In-Home Skilled Nursing, and Meal Planning/Nutritional Services.
Q: What accomplishment are you celebrating right now?
A: I'm super proud that in less than one year of starting Mikey's Miracle Foundation, Inc. we were able to secure our 501(c)(3) status in less than three weeks. There are many established non-profits who not achieved this status so it is quite the honor to be a start-up organization making tremendous strides. This is just the beginning!
Q: What keeps you motivated?
A: My Mommy.....
Mikey's Miracle Foundation, Inc. was created as a tribute to the amazing life, character and unwavering faith of my mom, Michal Sharon Neverdon-Merritt. Although her physical presence is no longer here, I believe that it is my life's purpose to ensure that her spirit and legacy continue to live on through the lives of those supported by Mikey's Miracle. Being a blessing to others is truly a testament to who she was and the woman she raised me to be.
Q: What's one tip you want to share with other entrepreneurs?
A: Trust the process! Everything will work out just fine in the end.
Q: Why should others join us for lady boss?
A: Lady Boss is an opportunity for women to gather together in a spirit of collaboration. As we navigate along the journey of entrepreneurship, it's super important to be surrounded by women who share the same passion or drive to help you succeed both personally and professionally! It's all about community over competition.