We're Jordan and Connie Parker, founders of the Claire Parker Foundation. Although we grew up less than a mile from each other, our paths never truly crossed until we began to work at the same restaurant in our hometown. We fell in love quickly and married a year later. Marrying young, losing a child, and welcoming two more children into this world has brought tears of joy and grief that we never anticipated. God has guided us through these past 11 years of marriage with grace and love while putting a passion in our hearts to care of other families battling pediatric cancer.
Where We Began
6 years after we were married, our first daughter was born, Claire Elliot. After 10 months as a healthy infant, she suddenly became very ill with Infantile Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
Where We Are Now
Life after Claire has been difficult, but filled with many blessings. Shortly after the foundation began we welcomed our precious son Derek Michael Parker in this world.