Our mission is to help families of children/teens facing life threatening illness in memory of Noah Paul Yamilkoski.
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Our Board is small but mighty. Blessed by God as family and friends. Honored to continue the legacy of Noah.
I live in Urbana with my husband, Roger and we have two grown children Connor and Mackenzie. With the kids out of school our schedule has slowed down and we are enjoying spending more time together and begun to travel. . Spending time with family and friends is our favorite way to enjoy our free time and it’s even more enjoyable if we are playing cards. I have been working at Farmers State Bank for over 12 years and truly enjoy my job and coworkers. I have helped with Noah’s Rainbow in the past and feel fortunate to be on the board. My daughter went to school with Noah, so Noah’s Rainbow has always been close to my heart. It is wonderful to see how many families are touched and helped during such a difficult time in their lives.
I live in Toddville, IA with my husband, Andrew, and our two children –Jazmine and Aidan. I love spending time with my family and friends. Most of our free time is spent watching our kids play volleyball and basketball. I also enjoy fishing with my husband and actually “playing” with my kids. We play volleyball, basketball, flag football, ride our four wheelers and swim in our pond all summer long.
In addition to having lots of fun with my family, I have fun at my work! I have worked for Farmers State Bank since 2010. I love my job and I love the people I work for. I feel fortunate every day.
I am passionate about Noah’s Rainbow for so many reasons. The number one reason is because it creates an opportunity for families who are dealing with the biggest fears they will ever have to face to have extra blessings in their life through a Make-a-Wish trip, some extra money to pay bills, or etc at a time when they maybe don’t feel so blessed. If Noah’s Rainbow can lift their burden even a little through a special family trip or financial assistance-everyone’s spirit gets lifted.
I reside in Toddville, Iowa and The Villages, Florida with my husband Paul. I love spending time with our family and friends, and now that I am retired from Rockwell Collins as Senior Director, Commercial & Contracts, have time to enjoy riding my horse, playing golf and Mah Jongg, and doing genealogy research.
Noah is our sweet grandson, the eldest boy of our 13 grand- and great-grandchildren. His laughter, innocence, and kindness were infectious – it was just hard to not smile when you were with Noah. His inner strength was such a positive force for us all. His faith in God and his love of Christ continue to bring me inspiration. Every time I see a rainbow, I know he is smiling down on us all.
Through Noah’s Rainbow, we are continuing the generosity that Noah believed so strongly in, as well as supporting those charities that supported Noah and his family. He so enjoyed swimming with the dolphins as the recipient of a Make-a-Wish gift; he was overjoyed at being the star at the Grady Larson Softball Tournament, and his week at Camp Heart Connection was the highlight of each summer. Noah enjoyed serving at Mission of Hope, and talking to everyone who would listen to him. We strive to further these and similar activities in Noah’s name.
I reside in Center Point, Iowa with my wife Laurie and daughters Lynda and Callie. I am a Jeeper (on my 2nd Jeep Wrangler) and an avid Iowa Hawkeye Basketball and Football fan. I work for TaxAct managing a sales team that assists tax professionals running their businesses. My most important job is being a husband and father. My kids keep my wife and I busy with their various activities including volleyball, dance and swim team. We love the farmers market, being outdoors, hitting a bucket of balls and playing with our two dogs.
We have the privilege of having Noah live across the street from us and was always willing to be a helper. He made insanely awesome Smores! He was an inspiration at church as he had fearless faith. His red curls and huge smile would brighten your day whether you wanted it to or not. He would give anyone the shirt off his back if they needed it.
The most rewarding part of being apart of Noah’s Rainbow for me personally is meeting the families seeing the strength and fight in these courageous children and their families. The love, hope and faith in these families is truly inspiring. My thanks go out to all those who have taken the time to support Noah’s Rainbow in any way, you are truly making a difference in the lives of children in Noah’s image. God Bless.
Praise him in the rain! As Noah’s parents, we live by Noah’s life philosophy to forever praise God even through the rain. For at the end of every storm there is a rainbow reminding us all of God’s promises.
We moved to Lakeland, Florida in 2015 after living in the Center Point, Iowa area for almost twenty years.
Paul works with Heartland Credit as a Regional Sales Manager and Kristi works for Lakeland Regional Health Systems as a Director of Information Services.
The focus our life is our faith, family, and friends. Noah was our middle child and only son. We have two daughters, Tori and Tiffany. Tori and her husband, Vince have two adorable children, Noah and Jocelyn. We love taking advantage the beautiful Florida sunshine with visits to the beach and annual Disney passes!
Our Noah was such an amazing young man and we remember his beautiful smile and curly red locks every day. His courage and strength keep us going. Noah’s Rainbow was created to let his love and passion for helping other live on.
Blessed by those we have helped.
This is a letter Noah’s Mother recieved from a beautiful young lady that was our first Noah’s Rainbow donation recipient. She describes exactly why we created Noah’s Rainbow to continue what Noah started.
I know we haven’t met yet, but you’ve already impacted my entire family’s lives, in a very large way. you showed us the true meaning of of helping a neighbor in a time of need. you’ve opened my eyes to see that a neighbor isn’t someone you live next to, someone in your same community, or even someone you see frequently. A neighbor is any child of God…and every single one of us need a little help sometimes.
It’s people like you, who everyone would completely understand and support if you were to fall and stay down for awhile because of what you’ve lost, but instead you’ve chosen to never let Noah be forgotten by helping out strangers, like me. you are a woman so willing to relieve some of the heartache and struggles from other people when you’ve gone through so much yourself.
The card and package I received from you while I was in the hospital is what it took to turn my entire attitude and perspective around. you see, while hearing your experiences and struggles, and then seeing how you’ve responded to them has given me the hope that I can make a difference in somebody’s life through my tough journey.
While I have no cure and my disease has progressed faster than doctors thought it would, I’ve truly been inspired by you. Although I will never have the chance to meet Noah, he has a very large space in my heart; along with you and the rest of your family. I can tell the type of person he was through you and the foundation in his honor. What a lucky little man to have had such wonderful parents; and feel blessed to have had a son who was capable of impacting many lives.
You are always in my thoughts and prayers. There isn’t a day that I don’t think of how simple things do make a difference and I’m reminded of how truly wonderful people are. You’ve chosen to take your devestating tragedy and turn it into a legacy that will never be forgotten.
I’m forever grateful to have crossed paths with you. Being able to communicate with a family who has been through the struggles of a chronic illness and realizes how precious moments really are has been comforting.
“You are not alone” I’ve heard those words a thousand times, but hearing them from you, from people who have really been there, makes those words come to life.
Thank you, from the bootom of my heart. Thinking of you always and reminded of your inspiring ways on even the darkest days.