The Inspiration

The Kendall Burrows Foundation was founded by the Deb and Dave Burrows to honor the memory of their daughter, Kendall, who passed away from Evan’s Syndrome in 1996.

During her lifetime, Kendall was an inspiration for how she lived with grace and strength despite intermittent and sometimes lengthy hospital stays. She stands for all children who must face incredible odds and yet do so with a smile on their face.

Kendall's Family

[Top L-R] Ryan Burrows, Frank Reeves

[Bottom L-R] Kelly Reeves (Burrows), Deborah Burrows, Dave Burrows


Out of heartbreak, The Kendall Burrows Foundation was born to:

  1. Create loving and healing environments for children facing long-term hospital stays and critical illness

  2. Raise awareness and increase donations of whole blood and platelets

  3. Advocate, educate, and contribute to research for Evan’s Syndrome and similar autoimmune blood disorders

To support the number one piece of our mission, The Kendall Burrows Foundation has partnered with the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center to support the Harriet Lane Compassionate Care program (palliative care). We raise funding to support families and children with critical and terminal illness at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

Hear from Dr. Hutton on what palliative care is and why it is critical to support it.

To see more about how we’ve been able to help, check out Our Impact page.

In addition to our work with the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, we also host and support blood and platelet drives with the American Red Cross.

We are thankful for our dedicated community of supporters who help us give back in Kendall’s name.