Ali’s Angels Foundation
Ali’s Angels Foundation was formed by Donya Catlett after her daughter, Ali, passed away from Infantile Batten Disease in 2014. Infantile Batten is an incurable rare neurological disease and is fatal. Donya immediately fought to help others by starting the foundation to raise money for a cure. Since then Ali’s Angels Foundation has also begun plans to build Ali’s Wonderland, a fully accessible, barrier-free playground. The playground will help children with all forms of disabilities play and learn. Once completed this will be Arkansas’ first playground disabled children. Ali’s Angels Foundation has taken a tragedy and is now using it to help countless other children. We honor them this month as our Spirit of Arkansas winner.
Rainwater, Holt & Sexton are partnered with KATV Channel 7 to present the “Spirit of Arkansas Award.” The award is given to local charities doing exceptional work in the community. To be considered for the Spirit of Arkansas Award, a charity can apply here.