“You Start Dying When You Stop Dreaming.” 

Jawhar Stokes was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer called ASPS (Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma). This type of cancer affects children UNDER 18. There is currently no cure for ASPS.

A battle was established between Jawhar and this rare cancer up until his passing on the day after his 19th birthday. Jawhar never stopped dreaming and coined the term, “You Start Dying When You Stop Dreaming.”

YSDWYSD’s is not only a blog, it’s a movement. Its purpose is to encourage the youth to never stop dreaming by providing content, events, and clothing for the youth generation. Our target audience is the millennial generation, ages 18-24, young men and women. YSDWYSD is a part of a non-profit organization, The Jawhar Stokes Foundation. The Jawhar Stokes Foundation is committed towards the care, health and wellbeing of children diagnosed with rare diseases and genetic disorders.

 

 

 

The Logo?
The ysdwysd logo was made to get people to think outside the box. It can be depicted in many ways. If you look closely, you may see an ink-blob (dreaming) or even an x-ray (dying). It is whatever you depict it to be. You start dying when you stop dreaming.

We are the future!
You start dying when you stop dreaming.

OUR PURPOSE?

1.To engage in supporting all programs and organizations and hospitals that serve the needs of Youth affected by the Cancer: Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma (ASPS).1. To engage in supporting all programs and organizations and hospitals that serve the needs of Youth affected by the Cancer: Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma (ASPS).
2. To make donations of funds and materials, such as Toys, books, games,computers, and snacks to Cancer Wards of Hospitals that serve Youth that have the ASPS (Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma) Cancer and other types of Cancer;
3. To engage in the support of programs and organizations, and public and private schools that serve Youth through Educational Multi-Media Presentations and Service Learning projects for Progressive Lifestyles Education, and Citizenship and Civic Education, and Multi-Cultural Education and Humanity Education.
4. To engage in the support of and possible collaboration with organizations, and public and private schools that serve Youth through Healthy Mind and Body,Health and Nutrition, Healthy Cooking, and Preventions Maintenance programs and activities.
5. To engage in the support of programs and organizations, and public and private schools that serve Youth through Sports and Athletic programs and activities.
6. To engage in partnerships with programs and organizations, and public and private schools to develop and or advance existing services and activities to Youth as identified in numbers 3, 4. 5. and 6 above.
7. To engage in partnerships with other Foundations and Non-Profit Corporations to develop and or advance existing and new services and activities to Youth as identified in numbers 1-6 listed above.
8. To engage in applying for grants from government and private sector sources that support the activities and services that this Foundation offers and supports from others identified in numbers 1-6 above.
9. To engage in supporting activities related to study and research for a cure from being affected by ASPS (Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma) Cancer.

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