OUR INSPIRATION / the dandelion
We at IamMore® believe the dandelion personifies our vision as a foundation. When you are young, the dandelion is full of magic, but as you grow older, imagination fades and it becomes nothing more than a bothersome weed that many try to hide or get rid of. Despite its flawed perception, the dandelion is the most selfless plant, as its seeds are blown into the wind for the fulfillment of another's dream. These seeds, along with one's wish, are efficiently dispersed by radiating threads that act as parachutes. By spreading and creating new growth, the seeds allow others to wish new dreams and be filled with the same sense of wonder. The dandelion lives to sacrifice and is a true representation of hope.
This illustration of nature's magic is how we see children with disabilities. Many children may feel like the dandelion, overlooked and under-appreciated, as they struggle to overcome what they perceive as a debilitating affliction. Rather than being defined by their medical circumstances, they can be identified by their passions and become seeds of inspiration, hope and strength in the world.
IamMore® Foundation strives to become parachutes to children with disabilities. Our radiating hearts and hands serve to spread the seeds of inspiration and hope planted by these children, carrying them further than their afflictions, and empowering them to be immeasurably more than their diagnosis.