The Sunlight Alliance Foundation (SLAF), a 501c3 nonprofit organization, was created in 2007 as a response to the inspiring story of a mighty young warrior named Jelani. Jelani was born with a severe congenital heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. His mother found out when she was 20 weeks pregnant that he would most likely not live past birth. Jelani has had numerous open heart surgeries, many complications, and even coded. The doctors did not think Jelani would survive the night, but he did. He fought and he fought to stay alive. As a small child, Jelani lived at a pretty high elevation that made it harder for him to breathe and to grow and develop. He was on 3 ½ liters of oxygen 24 hours a day and tethered to a 50 foot oxygen cord. The doctors suggested that his mother relocate him to a lower elevation to give him a better quality of life. The SLAF assisted Jelani and his mother in relocating from Utah to Arizona once he was strong enough to move. Hence, The Sunlight Alliance Foundation was born. The mission of SLAF is to actively work with individuals and families to provide support during life’s challenges. The SLAF is a network of individuals committed to growing, sharing and healing the hearts of humanity – one heart at a time.