The Izzy Bee Fund

When you add a member to your team, you open your world to their family, and they become part of yours. When we first met Lauren Ramirez in an interview for a writer's role at Maven, we were instantly taken by her huge heart, infectious positivity, and her strength.

And then we met her youngest daughter Izzy.

At just a few weeks old, it was clear that Izzy had inherited her mother's fortitude in spades. Over the past eight months, we got to know and love Izzy's fight (and her sassy side-eye) over work meetings, photos, and updates.

When Izzy passed away, we felt her spirit, the bee, touch down in each of our lives—from Connecticut to New York to Florida across to Arizona. Though we only met from afar, she will remain the strongest person we have ever known and forever part of our work family.

Learn more about Izzy's life and her story here.

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To honor Izzy, we are collecting donations to benefit other families and their little fighters at Duke Children's Hospital, where Izzy was cared for.

On behalf of Lauren, her partner Gilbert, and her eldest daughter Eva, we thank you so much for your support.

- The Maven Writers

Donations (50)

  • Caitlin Darr
    • $20 
    • 2 mos
  • Cassie Maynard
    • $100 
    • 1 yr
  • Simone Parker
    • $25 
    • 1 yr
  • Keylene Versoza Whitaker
    • $50 
    • 1 yr
    • $50 
    • 1 yr

Fundraising team: The Maven Writers (7)

Joyce Zoldak
Winston-Salem, NC
Lauren Ramirez
Christie Donnelly
Team member
Emma McKinley
Team member
Jane Chertoff
Team member
Jessica White
Team member

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