Due to complications of an Asthma attack, Ickey and Chandra Woods lost their young, 16 year old son Jovante. Because of this tragic loss the Jovante Woods Foundation was born. The goal is to try and prevent another family from experiencing the loss of a loved one. After losing Jovante they soon realized there was not enough advocacy for asthma to have it taken seriously as the number one chronic condition in children!
Please see our Three Point Mission:
1) Educate & Activate: We work with local schools and communities to take Asthma seriously. Diligently working toward early detection for all children. We work with local Children's Hospital's research divisions on a better way to treat Asthma, hopefully work toward a cure. Our goal is to have mobile health check units in every county in the United States to provide an opportunity for everyone to have free access to basic check ups for the purpose of early detection.
2) Organ Donation: As part of the tragedy of losing their child, Ickey and Chandra honored the wish of their young son Jovante and donated his organs. Unbeknownst to his parents Jovante had checked the organ donation box on his driver's license. He saved 4 lives and helped countless others through tissue donation. We work with Life Center educating young people on the importance of organ donation.
3) 3.8 to Be Great Scholarship Program: Jovante was a mentor to many young people, a student athlete and a straight A student. Every May we offer Scholarships to young men and women who are student athletes and whom maintain a grade point average of 3.8 or higher.