The Love Austyn Foundation

Of Austyn's Army

Austyn knew how to light up a room and fill a heart with love. He embraced being born on Valentine’s Day and used it to write his legacy. Austyn’s smile was everlasting and his laugh was contagious. Most importantly Austyn loved to love. He had a strong passion for the ocean, animals, education, and sports. Austyn held his relationships dear to his heart with thoughtfulness and compassion. Austyn loved his family and friends to the fullest.

 Austyn’s Army foundation was established in 2018 to support our Austyn Michael through the diagnosis of T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. Throughout Austyn’s journey on some of his most difficult days, he received blood and platelets. Through the simple and generous donation of blood, Austyn was given the gift of life. Moving forward on this journey we intend to pay it forward as blood is continuous and it only takes one person to make a difference.

The foundation has evolved into Love Austyn, a pediatric oncology support foundation in his memory. In honor of Austyn’s wishes we embrace families in their journey. We aspire to bring comfort and joy to families as we pass on Austyn’s love of giving.

Fund Administrators

  • Laura Salafia
  • Amber De Souza


CharitySmith accepts donations in two ways:

By Mail:
The Love Austyn Foundation
CharitySmith Nonprofit Foundation
13100 Filly Lane
Truckee, CA 96161

Use credit card by clicking the Donate Now button above.


The above Memorial Fund is established as a division of Charitysmith Nonprofit Foundation (EIN 87-0636433). All donations are tax deductible in accordance with federal tax law. Receipts for tax purposes are sent via US Mail within two weeks of donation. Please consider asking if your employer participates in a gift-matching program. If so, your donation may be matched by your employer.

For questions regarding your donation or this memorial fund please contact CharitySmith.

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