Karla and her family longed for normalcy in an abnormal situation and found it through support from family, friends and the community. Through this personal experience, the founders of the foundation came to understand that when a family is confronted with a life threatening childhood diagnosis, it is just too big to fight alone.

Message from Ruthe, Karla’s mom

I never imagined that I would be a CEO for a nonprofit founded on the inspiration and journey of my only daughter…but I am. Honestly, today I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything else! I know without a doubt that through our family’s loss and continued daily journey, there is a bigger plan and that pediatric life-threatening illnesses will continue to affect many families. It is my desire and life’s purpose to share my learned wisdom and inspire others to Never Give Up. Read more in my book published by Cypress House, Never Give Up: How to find hope and purpose in adversity.


When a community of willing hearts utilize their gifts and talents, the results for families in need are truly endless! The families we care for through The Let It Be Foundation don’t want you to feel sad for them—they just need a helping hand through a devastating time in their lives and to know that they are not alone. Together, we are impacting lives!!
I am proud to say that almost nine years after letting go of our sweet Karla, me and my husband Michael and our boys, now teenagers, Brandon and Cole, continue to give our time, hearts and passion to those who are enduring the painful words, “your child has cancer.” Cancer has not stopped and either will we.
Please join my family and me, our staff and our incredible volunteers by getting involved with The Let It Be Foundation to love and embrace these beautiful families. Remember, it is the simple act of kindness that can change someone’s life, or maybe even yours.
Embracing the journey,
The Rosen Family