The Chicago Journal

Influencer Chad Ehlers Raising Awareness About Childhood Cancer Through his Foundation, Chad Change

Chad Ehlers, better known as da_chad on social platforms, is a nurse, influencer, humanitarian and the founder of Chad Change Inc., a nonprofit organization advocating against childhood cancer. 

Chad Ehlers was first inspired to start his foundation when his youngest daughter, Mia, was first diagnosed with Leukemia on July 15, 2020, a few months before 2nd birthday. Talking about the moment the diagnosis was made, Chad described the moment as agonizingly silent as the word Leukemia hung in the air.

Since then, Mia has continued fighting bravely and has undergone various chemotherapy, physical therapy, and many spinal procedures. A journey Chad graciously shares via his social media platforms, captivating people worldwide. Currently, Mia is expected to finish treatment in September 2022. What started as a few posts sharing his daughter’s journey soon evolved into full-blown advocacy with powerful emotional videos for families battling against cancer. 

As the videos gained traction in the digital world, the influencer decided to contribute more than just motivational words. He decided to raise funds for hospitalized children and their families and help with essential funds necessary for vital medical expenses as cancer is a financially and emotionally draining medical condition. His foundation, Chad Change Inc., results from this brilliant idea.

Through his foundation, Chad connects with other diverse positive influencers to create a supportive and uplifting atmosphere. With their combined social capital, these influencers have raised money for local children’s hospitals in each community they visit. “The Chad Change Foundation will go above and beyond to change the world one community at a time,” Chad affirmed.

Chad serves on the Chad Change foundation board as president alongside two Vice Presidents, Samantha Rose and Kyla Gillespie, secretary Jennifer S Guertin and Dr. Grace Lee as the Director of Philanthropy. In addition, he also has personal group coordinator “Tilly Hurrell” and financial support from an exclusive VIP group where he allows personal access and perks “behind the scenes.” These VIP donors, however, prefer to remain anonymous. Nevertheless, celebrities have applauded his trailblazing work of raising awareness and funds for hospitalized children.

For their next event on March 19, 2022, Chad and his Chad Change army, along with other top content creators, are bringing the next Chad Change Charity Event live from Chicago. The charity event will be sponsored by Chicago’s very own Dr. Grace Lee with support from her practice at Lakeview smiles. In addition, smiles by Dr. Jones and Invisalign are also pitching in for the event to help sick children and their families raise funds for medical expenses.

Chad Change is not just a successful nonprofit. It is a foundation inspired by a father’s unconditional love for his daughter to give back to hospitalized children fueled by his passion for fighting childhood cancer. 

In the coming years, Chad has no intention of slowing down. He wants to continue creating powerful content, posting his videos and raising generous funds for other nonprofits and children’s hospitals through Instagram’s donation buttons.

To learn more about Chad Ehlers and his foundation, Chad Change, visit the official website.

Crypto Joints Looks to Advance Cannabis Research via an NFT Drop

Two industries that have been under the spotlight because of their stellar growth this year are the Cannabis industry and the NFT world. One taps into the natural and the other into tech-based advancements. And while these two industries seem to be on opposite spectrums, one new NFT collection looks to bring them together by launching a Cannabis-inspired set of mints. The project is called Crypto Joints, and it’s quickly on the rise. 

The Crypto Joints NFT project is a collection of 5,000 unique non-fungible mints that heavily emphasize Cannabis culture. Since more states have opened up CBD and other hemp products for medicinal and even recreational use, the community has increased exponentially. Crypto Joints hopes to leverage that growth by jumping into yet another fast-rising industry, NFTs, which have been the core point for blockchain investors, artists, and entrepreneurs the past few years.

The non-fungible token rave has increased over the years as more people start investing in these blockchain-based mints. An NFT is a digital certificate within a cryptocurrency network like Ethereum or Cardano and holds a unique artwork. Many entrepreneurs, developers, crypto enthusiasts, and artists have begun working together to develop various series of these digital collections. The Crypto Joints collection is one of those projects.

The NFT collection also hosts an array of value-giving initiatives that will award its crypto community, one of which is a royalty program that promises to give up to 80% of its profits back to the community in the form of rewards and giveaways. “We believe the Crypto Joints collection is an interesting option compared to the current NFT market,” shares one of the founders. “The fact that it offers a loyalty program gives an added value to the token, increasing its value over time not only because of what it would be worth as NFT.” Already, the founding team has promised over 130 initial prizes to be given away on the launching date, each holding up to 1 Ethereum in value each.

The Crypto Joints NFT will also become a fundraising effort to finance a research facility that will expand medical Cannabis uses shortly. This new revolution around CBD and other hemp products will profoundly impact medical care. The Crypto Joints team hopes to develop token longevity by launching a community-supporting project. This project aims to provide a way for the company to generate revenue while assisting in Cannabis research. The team hopes that the project will positively impact the holders and the company.

Crypto Joints is a company that plans to take advantage of the many developments in the cannabis industry. This industry is snowballing, but it lacks research and standardization. Cannabis Sativa has long been known to have medical benefits. However, researchers have barely scratched the surface of the possible uses for this natural product. Crypto Joints hopes to change that by helping to sustain the cannabis industry.

The 5,000 NFT  will be made available soon and can be traded on starting on December 29. To learn more about the project, check out the Crypto Joints NFT website and visit the OpenSea collection page.