Eliís  Angels   

Our Mission is to send children with Leighís disease, mitochondrial or metabolic disorders a gift, for them to enjoy, create memories, know they are special and provide support to the families who care for them.  

Eli's Angels is a Public Nonprofit Organization pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.




 How it began.....

The program is born:

I created a website for Elijah in April of 2004 as on outlet to share my experiences and learn from others.  I began to add information about our favorite books to the website. I called it Elijahís Reading Corner. Each week I picked a book that meant something to Eli and I and explained why. Our fifth choice was Snuggle Puppy, a little love song by Sandra Boynton. I found a website about her and sent an e-mail telling them about little Eli. I explained that we had picked Snuggle Puppy as our book for the week. I was shocked when the very next day I received an E-mail from Sandraís assistant Kathleen. She explained that they do not normally reply to e-mails. Eliís story had touched them. She mailed Elijah two signed books and a stuffed snuggle puppy. I was so deeply touched by the gifts. Kathleen also said that they would like to donate to the Leighís foundation. I sadly explained that I didnít know of one. She offered to send book donations directly to me to send to children affected by Leighís. I graciously accepted and Eliís Angels was born in July 2004. The official paperwork was started in September 2004.


Purpose of our Program:

Our Goal is to mail literature to children diagnosed with Leighís syndrome and other mitochondrial or metabolic disorders. As our program grows we hope to expand into mailing more packages to these children.


How You Can Help

We are always in need of the following:

Gift Cards to Bookstores

  New or Gently Used Books

  Gift Cards to other Retail Stores

  Children's CD's and DVD's
  New packaged Gifts and Toys   Postage Stamps
  Packaging Materials   Monetary Donations


Please send all contributions to the address listed in the 'Contact Information' below.

Monetary donations may be mailed or sent electronically by clicking on the 'Make A Donation' link below.

These are the only official channels for making contributions to Eli's Angels.

Thank you for you continued support.



Requirements to be one of Eliís Angels:

Under 10 years of age

Affected with Leighís disease, a mitochondrial disorder, or a metabolic disorder.

Located within the United States Excluding Hawaii and Alaska 

Click here to download Eliís Angels Application

(Single right click on 'Eli's Angels Application', click on save and save to your computer.  Then open with MS Word, complete the form and 'save as' with your child's name.  Then attach the application to an email and send to ekurtz03@comcast.net.)



Eli's Angels Members

We are excited to have added several new members!!


Supporters of Eli's Angels                   Eli's Daily Journal

                    Eli's Journey                                       March & April 2005 Newsletter

United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation



Please Click Here To Make a Donation


Contact Information:

Eli's Angels

P.O. Box 423

Eastlake, CO  80614-0423

Email us at :  Eli's Angels

Toll free: 1.800.497.5219

Office: 720.221.7403


Illustrations provided by Elena Kucharik - a compassionate friend.



Those who make Eliís Angels Possible:



                                                    Ann Kurtz                   Founder, President and Board member

                                                    Chad Kurtz                 Co-Founder, Secretary and Board member

                                                    Cheryl Kurtz               Board Member

                                                    Mike Wisniewski         Board Member

                                                    Debra A. Conroy        Legal Counsel - Attorney at Law 



Joan Kollekowski Leigh Ann Miller
Jennifer Kreager Jo Hann
Barbara Hegarty Heather Peterson
Todd Bacon Ginnie Poppenger
Theresa Gaetjens Elizabeth Shipley
Jan Stevens Barb Hall

Eli's Angels is a Public Nonprofit Organization pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

I am deeply saddened to tell you that our beloved son Elijah earned his wings at 4:30am on, November 25th, 2005. As most of you know, Elijah was a fighter and beat the odds. His prognosis was that he would live to the age of two at most. Well, my little Eli fought his way to 2 years, 9 months, and 10 days. He was without a doubt a true Angel on Earth and touched so many lives. He was and is the inspiration for Eli's Angels.  Ann and I cherished each day with our Bear, but nothing could prepare us for his passing. Elijah was loved by so many and for that we thank each and every one of you. Without your love and support, Ann, Eli, and I would never have made it this far. I know my Elijah is in a better place; sitting at the throne of our Heavenly Father. I know he is running with Angels through open fields, laughing and playing; no longer restricted by earthly handicaps. This is some consolation, but a huge hole is left in our hearts. Never to feel his touch, hold his hand, or snuggle with him before bedtime. Please pray for Ann and I and all of Eli's Angels as we struggle through the daily challenges associated with theses terrible diseases.  Please pray for our own Angel, Elijah, returned as an innocent to our Creator, much like the prophet he was named after. Into the Heavens on a chariot of fire; our Elijah now waits for us to some day join him.  Ann and I would also like to thank you all for your support through this trying time and your generous donations to the program.  We are planning something special for the kiddos for Christmas and would appreciate your support.
Chad & Ann


Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.  James 1:17


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