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About Maggie

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Maggie Welby

1998 - 2005

Maggie Welby was a loving, beautiful 7 year old girl, who was taken very suddenly from her family and friends on March 24, 2005.  Maggie was the ultimate “Big Sister” to Cati Beth, then 2 years old, and to her then unborn baby brother.  Kelly James was born 4 weeks after Maggie’s sudden death.


Maggie was a young girl full of life, and filled with dreams.  She loved playing soccer and softball, as well as cheerleading and playing.  She sang country music everyday; and danced in the living room, her bedroom, the shower, and even the car.  Wise beyond her years Maggie had a knack for always seeing a need in someone, and then proceeding to fill that need.  In November of 2004, Maggie donated 11” of her beautiful blond hair to Locks of Love to help kids with cancer have hair pieces; something she had waited over 2 years to be able to do.


When Maggie Welby was in a room, it was instantly filled with love and laughter.  She loved everyone she ever met, and never passed judgment on anyone. 


At 7 years old, she taught everyone the greatest lesson in to love.  She died suddenly on March 24, 2005 after being rushed to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital of a Brainstem Subependymoma. 


The Maggie Welby Foundation is a charity that assists children to be able to experience as much of life as Maggie Welby did.  Her family and friends created this memorial fund so that her memory would continue to make an impact in the lives of children, as Maggie has made such an impact on all of us.

Maggie Welby - Forever in Our Hearts

Our Mission

Our Mission

Inspired by the life and memory of Maggie Welby, the Maggie Welby Foundation seeks to aid students (grades K-12) and families in financial need, in order to help fulfill the dreams and hopes that Maggie realized in every person she touched during her life.


Our Vision

The Maggie Welby Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity and your contributions are tax-deductible.  The Maggie Welby Foundation was created to provide financial assistance for children in need, families in need, and organizations benefiting children.

If you can help The Maggie Welby Foundation, click the "donate" button to make a donation.  Take this opportunity to make a difference while honoring and remembering Maggie today.


If The Maggie Welby Foundation can help you, complete the Scholarship application or contact us for more information.  Allow Maggie's life and memory to help you in your time of need.

Thank you for your continued support of children in need!

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