TEDxFoggyBottom is happening at Lisner Auditorium on April 22nd. Jessica Kidd is one of the speakers and is the founder of Gracie’s Gowns, a nonprofit organization that makes and donates hospital gowns to children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. The organization is operated from within the living room of her home, where her fiancé and their four children live as well, one of which has special needs as well. In the five years since Gracie’s Gowns was founded, over 3,000 gowns have been made for children across the globe. Jessica has received four national community service awards for her work, including the President’s Lifetime Volunteer Service Award, and was selected as a L’Oréal Paris 2016 Woman of Worth. Currently, she is also completing her undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, and will be pursuing her Masters of Art in Executive Leadership degree this fall, both through Liberty University.
For more information about the conference, or to register, go to http://tedxfoggybottom.com/.