THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT OF MADDOX J. LOPRIORE FOUNDATION

Maddox was an exceptional boy who touched the hearts of many people during his lifetime.  Tragically, he passed away on October 17, 2018 at the age of eight years old.  The Butterfly Effect of Maddox J. LoPriore Foundation acts in his memory to provide programs that serve the local community through the inspiration of Maddox’s life.  His legacy is one of love for family, friends, school, sports, and neighbors.  The question of “What Would Maddox Do?” (WWMD) was foundational in establishing our values and is the driving force of our actions.  Since 2019, the Butterfly Effect of Maddox J. LoPriore Foundation has proudly provided nearly $160,000 in assistance to beneficiaries in the communities of Antioch, Lake Villa, Lindenhurst, and Round Lake, Illinois.  It is our goal to ensure that countless more children and families benefit from these programs, are inspired by Maddox’s life, and continue his legacy of making the world a better place.  Our hope is that the growth, success, positive actions, and influence we provide inspires youth to generate a compounding effect on society; this is the Butterfly Effect of Maddox J. LoPriore.

Please take some time to learn more about Maddox and our organization.

Then, if your heart moves you to do so, please consider making a donation or volunteering your time.

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Can you hear me Maddy?
Can you help Daddy out?
Can you give me a sign?

I am exhausted but can’t sleep.
We just celebrated Coop’s 19th birthday, without you, I hope you understand.
You are never out of my thoughts.
I talk to you everyday, but you don’t respond.
I don’t know where you are or if you are okay?
I have no idea if you can see me or hear me.
You are everywhere but nowhere.

It has been almost 6 years and my heart still hurts.
‘That’ day is like a movie that plays over and over in my head.
Everyday is a challenge.

Mom misses you terribly.
I can’t fix it, I can’t take her pain away.
Can you help me do that?

I believe I am doing everything I am supposed to do. I am being a better person like you showed me how to be.
I am keeping you alive like I promised you I would.

People say I am strong but I am not. I am weak and it’s exhausting.
I talk about you all the time but some people don’t know what to say in response.

I tell them it’s okay, just like you would always say to me and mom, ‘it’s okay Mommy, it’s okay Daddy’.
I hear that in my head all the time when something happens. Even mom says it a lot, in your voice.

People ask me if I have kids, I say “4 boys”, “what are their ages?”
I get confused when it comes to you.
Are you 14 like you should be or are you still 8?
Do you get older in Heaven?

Can you hear me Maddy?
Can you help Daddy out?
Can you give me a sign?
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Like I said in a post last week, we had a remarkably busy April and May. Now that all scholarships have been handed out, we would like to congratulate our scholarship winners. Each winner received Maddox Scholarship Certificate and a $1000 check.

2024 Maddox Scholarship Winners:

Antioch High School
Nicole Kutcher
Tyler Miller

Grayslake North
Anirudh Chinthagunta
Meadow Ptak

Lakes Hight School
Madison Twarling
Drew Bowen

St. Pat’s Catholic School (incoming 3rd Grader)
Thomas LaFayette
Charlotte Mantas

Thank you to all the schools for allowing us to participate in their ceremonies.

Congratulations to all winners and Welcome to the Family!!!
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Like I said in a post last week, we had a remarkably busy April and May. Now that all scholarships have been handed out, we would like to congratulate our scholarship winners. Each winner received Maddox Scholarship Certificate and a $1000 check.

2024 Maddox Scholarship Winners:

Antioch High School
Nicole Kutcher
Tyler Miller

Grayslake North
Anirudh Chinthagunta
Meadow Ptak

Lakes Hight School
Madison Twarling
Drew Bowen

St. Pat’s Catholic School (incoming 3rd Grader)
Thomas LaFayette
Charlotte Mantas

Thank you to all the schools for allowing us to participate in their ceremonies.

Congratulations to all winners and Welcome to the Family!!!Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment
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