Thank You List
Board of Directors:
President - Rita Iverson
Vice President - Linda Kantor
Secretary - Jennifer Latimer
Treasurer - Vondi Howell
Isabella’s Little Miracles is a non-profit organization established for the purpose of providing for the
needs of people in impoverished and war-torn countries. It is named after Isabella Renae Kreszenzia
Iverson, who drowned on May 7, 2001 at the age of 5 ½ years. All that we do to help others we do in the
memory of Isabella.
The concept of a non-profit organization arose when Rita Iverson, Isabella’s grandmother (or “Oma” as
Isabella knew her) learned of the needs of two physicians. The first is in Kabul, Afghanistan; a country
utterly destroyed by decades of war and deprivation. The physician she works with there is Dr. M. Nasser
Foushanji of Kabul, Afghanistan. The second is Dr. Jesus Ferrera Grajales in Chiapas, Mexico, who cares
for the indigent in a small clinic with very few resources. Both of these physicians came to Rita’s
attention through Mary Lightfine, RN, of the organization Nurses without Boundaries.
Rita contacted these physicians and discovered their needs. In the beginning, Rita discovered that many
people wished to help but did not know how. She began collecting donations of clothing, household items
and medical supplies from the people of Casper, WY. Her quest took her to the St. Vincent Depaul Thrift
Store. Word spread of her project and, with the help of the Casper Star Tribune and the many generous
people of Wyoming, the donations came pouring in. Since then, a 6000 lb shipment of donations and medical
supplies has made its way to the poor people of Afghanistan, and the Clinic Cruz Roja in Villa Flores,
Mexico now has an infant incubator for sick or premature babies.
In January of 2005, Isabella’s Little Miracles was officially established and is now accepting donations