Kendra’s Legacy Foundation, Inc., was founded in 2013 and honors the life of Kendra Mann O’Brien, a 36 year old wife and mother of two who lost her life battling the flu and its complications on April 5, 2012. Kendra had a love for life and family and will be so remembered for her strong but quiet demeanor, as well as her ability to draw friends and family together. Kendra majored in Fashion Design and Marketing, graduating with a degree from Kansas State University in the Spring of 1998. Kendra had a true talent and passion surrounding it, but she put her career on hold to be what she felt was her dual priority: being mommy to Griffin and Josie and wife to Greg.
The mission of Kendra’s Legacy Foundation is twofold: 1) to passionately combat needless loss of life by spreading awareness and understanding of the serious threats of influenza to people of all ages, and to educate the public regarding the prevention of influenza and other diseases threatening young and old alike; and,
2) to guide grieving families who have experienced the tragic loss of a child with compassionate care throughout their healing process by focusing on providing resources for emotional counseling, short term financial support, and assistance in fulfilling basic day to day needs.