Who We Are
Established in 2021, Extra To Love originated as Springer Family Foundation, a 501(C)3 created by Hayden and Emma Springer. They wanted to support families walking through prenatal and early infancy stages of a trisomy diagnosis and to provide financial assistance to those needing to travel for fair care, as they had to with their daughter, Sage.
After one year of operating as Springer Family Foundation, a gap was identified. As Sage grew older, they noticed a growing amount of support for families navigating prenatal and early infancy stages of a trisomy journey, and very little support for families of people living with Trisomy 13 and 18. Thus, SFF sought to redefine their mission and together with other families impacted by trisomy, Extra To Love was born.
Extra To Love seeks to encourage, support and celebrate families of people with Edwards and Patau Syndromes through financial support for costs associated with raising an individual with Trisomy 13 & 18, as well as offer community and encouragement through their educational content, podcast and more.
Joy and hope are at the heart of Extra To Love because we believe every person is intentionally designed from conception by God with a unique purpose. We want every person with Trisomy 13 & 18 to be empowered to not just survive, but THRIVE!