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Ferocious Fighters

We Will Not Let CRPS/RSD Win!

Highlands Ranch, CO   |  www.ferociousfighters.org

Mission

We are a non-profit dreamed up by an 10 year old boy to send care packages to other kids with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome(CRPS)/Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy(RSD). Over the last two years, our mission has extended to providing online support groups for both kids suffering from CRPS and their caregivers and siblings and creating a supportive community for kids living with "the suicide disease" all over the world.

Ruling year info

2014

President

Jess Pearce

Main address

9249 S. Broadway Suite 200-261

Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 USA

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EIN

47-2170969

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (G01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is the most painful chronic condition known to man. The pain is rated higher than having a finger amputated without anesthesia or giving birth without medication . . . except it doesn't end after a short period of time, it has no cure. CRPS is called "The Suicide Disease" because suicide is the leading cause of death of people diagnosed with CRPS. Kids and teens lack the coping skills developed by adults and struggle significantly with isolation when they are dealing with CRPS and are in significant need of support.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Care Packages

We send awesome care packages to kids with CRPS/RSD in response to family/friend nominations.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Young adults

We offer online support groups for kids with CRPS, their siblings, and their caretakers as this disease takes a toll on the whole family.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

All nominees get a Welcome Package and are added to our mailing list and receive encouragement cards throughout the years.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Young adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of care packages delivered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Care Packages

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The primarily goal of Ferocious Fighters is to connect CRPS kids and their families through online support for the whole family and care packages and encouragement for kids/teens/young adults fighting CRPS.

We run online support groups on a couple of different platforms to meet the needs of all ages. We send out Welcome Packages and Care Packages in addition to encouragement mailings and random surprises to help kids stay connected even if they don't opt into the online supports. Additionally we have added location specific online support so kids can connect with others in their areas!

We work hard to ensure that our families are well-connected and well-supported through the passion of our volunteers.

In the past 8 years, we have sent out 1831 care packages and connected just under 2,500 families across the world. We also run online support groups that include a total of over 1,900 members in the various groups. This has all been done without an advertising budget or staff.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Ferocious Fighters

Board of directors
as of 11/25/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jessica Pearce

Ferocious Fighters

Term: 2020 - 2023

Nikki Bevan

Anne Easterday

Karen Rundle

Jess Pearce

Candice Steele

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/10/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability