When our good friend Laura was diagnosed with brain cancer, we learned first hand what friends do when our loved ones need us most. We surround each other and rally passionately behind a collective purpose.
Many people want to help in times like these, but don’t know how. That’s where our company can help. We’re dedicated to helping people support their friends and loved ones when they need it most. It’s just what friends do.
Laura Crawley, a long-time family friend of the founders of WhatFriendsDo, lost her battle with brain cancer 10 years ago. WhatFriendsDo was inspired by the friends and family who wrapped their arms around Laura when she needed it the most. Dubbing themselves "Laura’s Team," the group of supporters removed many of the day-to-day burdens that seem trivial in the face of a life-changing event. Laura’s Team also felt a sense of joy from being the support system that the Crawleys desperately needed. Sharing with others what we did to spread cheer, encourage Laura, and organize a team of supporters evolved into the company we have today.
WhatFriendsDo was started by Fran, Aimee, and Stephanie Kandrac, a family blessed by incredible friends who made much of this site possible. Through the challenges and joys in our own lives, our friends have constantly been by our sides. The ways they helped us, both large and small, always amazed us. We try to give others that same support system because that's just "what friends do."