Our Story

The You First Foundation was formed to honor a beloved friend, Wendy Kwan, who died at age 34 from a brain aneurysm. At the time of her death, Wendy was carrying her second child, who was delivered through emergency surgery. Out of love for Wendy and her family, the employees of First Service Credit Union came together to form this foundation with hope that the various efforts and money raised will help ease the burdens of families like Wendy’s when the traumatic and unexpected occur.

Our purpose is to support neurointensive care and neurorecovery centers to further their research on brain injuries and recovery solutions. The You First Foundation also helps support the families of brain injury victims by providing scholarships to children whose lives have been adversely affected by traumatic medical events.

You First Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity.

Our Mission

To improve the lives and educational opportunities of those affected by traumatic medical events.

Our Board

David Bleazard

David Bleazard

Chairman

Kenneth Lee

Kenneth Lee

Vice Chairman

Debi Little

Debi Little

Secretary

Frank Halstead

Frank Halstead

Treasurer

Ricardo Mejla

Ricardo Mejia

Fundraising Chair

Daniel Souers

Daniel Souers

Website and Content Chair

Paola Garcia Weems

Paola Garcia Weems

Chair