Sam Aden

Jackson “Sam” Aden came into this world on March 31, 2009, in St. Petersburg, Russia as Frolov Igor Mikhailovich and we were blessed to have him come join his forever family on December 1, 2010, as our amazing “Iggy.” While he left this earth on May 4, 2023, his 14 years were full of big love, mischief, laughter, compassion for others and kindness. Always kindness.

On December 1st of every year, we celebrate Sam’s “Gotcha Day” – the anniversary of the day he joined our family. On this special day each year moving forward, we will honor Sam’s legacy by providing grants through the “Sam Aden Kindness Fund” that will support youth mental health awareness and fund other critical and much-needed mental health support for children.

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

100% of the donations to The Sam Aden Kindness Fund will support youth mental health grants through the Get Grounded Foundation Tax ID #46-5125610.