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.

Daniel Ruiz

Daniel Ruiz is an Executive Journalist at The Chicago Journal. Daniel's decades of experience in the writing world has gained him exposure to various kinds of businesses. He has helped several entrepreneurs in the past to grow in their respective industries.

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