My inspiration for SUNCards came from a combination of my own struggles with anxiety that started when I was 8 and a school project when I was 10. The project, called C.H.O.W. (Children Helping Our World), tasked us to create a nonprofit that could actually be led by kids that would improve our world. My parents encouraged me to think about my own life and experiences to help me come up with a good idea. That’s when I came up with the idea to help other kids who are nervous and scared by teaching them tips and tricks to help them get through tough situations. I named is S.U.N.-- Strategies for Undoing Negativity.
After the project was over, I continued working on the cards, enlisting the help of an artist to bring my cards to life. I partnered with a few non-profits and instituted a "get a deck, give a deck" program where for every deck purchased, another deck is donated to a non-profit that helps kids. In August of 2020 I launched a Kickstarter which was fully funded in just two weeks, and through that Kickstarter I was able to donate over 1,400 decks to nonprofits.
Since then, my family and I have launched SUNForGood.com and have added even more products along with helpful information for families just like ours. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram @SUNForGood to stay connected.