It is from Carmelena's day-to-day life that we have become aware of other disabled children's unanswered needs. Carmelena is well cared for; receiving the best of care, treatment, therapy and equipment. Regretfully, most other disabled children are not as well cared for. There are so many out there and their need is overwhelming.

And so, while neither Carmelena nor her family will ever receive any of the donations the foundation receives. We take our motivation for the mission of Carmelena Cares, Inc. from Carmelena's compassionate spirit and from the courage she displays each day as she lives with her disabilities and strives to improve her condition.