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Tammy Cannon is the Founder & President of Project One Forty Three, Inc. Tammy and her husband Mike, married 24 years, are living testimony to the magic and miracles of Orphan Host Programs. They have two sons and a daughter, Alex, Iger and Kristine (ages 17,17 and 13). Yes, you guessed it, all were hosted and then adopted. You can read their story here. Alex and Iger were hosted and adopted from Russia in 2005 and 2009, while Kristine was hosted and adopted from Latvia in 2013. Tammy and Mike’s hosting experiences inspired them to try and find a way to do more for all the great kids that also desperately need the love of forever families. So in 2010, recognizing that with 143 million orphans in the world, there could simply never be enough people, organizations or effort working to solve the orphan epidemic, Project 143 was born. Please click on the image above to read more about Tammy Cannon...
Brandy is a veteran volunteer for Project 143, closing in on her 3rd year of volunteering. Brandy’s motivation for volunteering stems from their first host experience in winter 2012. She says, “P143 grew our family and I truly feel it’s necessary for our family to give back to P143 for that reason. Ultimately, this really is a calling to help kids.” Her family first learned of hosting through another P143 host family which led to them initially to signup as a host-only family. That first hosting experience was followed up with two Ukraine adoptions. Brandy and her husband Jeff have 5 children, Kostya (16), Vadym (16), Colby (14), Jake (13) and Ella (10). Her family lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Traci brings years of hosting experience to Project 143. With a passion for the orphans, Traci began as a volunteer with Project 143 – helping new families navigate hosting and advocating for older orphans. She has traveled on multiple interview trips meeting the prospective host children and building relationships.