The Foundation

      In honor of their 8 year old daughter Julianna, Eric and Stacie Sayler established the The Julianna Sayler Foundation in October 2017. Team Julianna, an amazing support network of friends, family and individuals from around the world, came together to support, encourage and help fund Julianna's DIPG treatments. Sadly Julianna passed away on August 18, 2017 after fighting with courage and grace for almost 9 months. Team Julianna is committed to raising awareness for this not so "rare" type of brain tumor in her honor.

Stacie Sayler

      Stacie is Julianna's Mommy and the chairman/co-founder of the Julianna Sayler Foundation. Stacie lives with her family and lots of animals on a small farm in Southeast Washington State. She has a degree in Psychology from Washington State University and enjoys following her passion of teaching by homeschooling their children for the past 8 years. Being artistic and detailed orientated, she especially enjoys decorating for programs and events. Staacie grew up showing horses and Beagles and loves gardening, raising Golden Retrievers and being with her family. Through Julianna's Journey fighting DIPG Stacie gained a new passion: spreading awareness for DIPG in Julianna's honor.

Eric Sayler

      Eric is Julianna's Daddy and the co-founder of the Julianna Sayler Foundation. Eric grew up on the Oregon coast and during the Summer months worked as a Horsemanship instructor and Boys Counselor at Big Lake Youth Camp. He graduated with a Masters of Divinity degree from Andrews University in 2010 and followed God's leading into pastoral ministry. He has been pastoring for the past 7 year and currently lives with his family on a small farm in Walla Walla. Eric's hobbies include hiking, fly fishing, reading, gardening and spending time with his family. Raising DIPG awareness and funding for further research is something Eric looks forward to continuing as he honors the life of his precious daughter.

Rebecca Caswell

       A close friend of the Sayler family, Becky Caswell lives in Eastern Oregon with her husband and their three daughters. A spunky golden retriever and two lazy cats round out the family. Becky holds an English degree with education certification from Walla Walla University. Before devoting her time to raising a family, Becky taught in various classroom settings from kindergarten to community college. Passionate about children's ministry, Becky volunteers in her church and at her children's school. Becky enjoys walking, writing, berry picking, and baking. Her family can be found at Wallowa lake, her favorite place, during the summer weekends. Julianna was a dear friend to Becky's oldest daughter, and she was loved by their entire family. Throughout Julianna's journey, Becky saw herself as a support person. She feels deeply honored to continue this role through sharing Julianna's story to bring awareness and help others. 

Jenee' Franklin - Bush

      Jeneé, a friend of the Sayler family lives in Walla Walla, Washington on a ranch with her family and all their four legged friends. She went to school to became a Veterinary Technician and owns and operates a boarding facility for cats and dogs. Jeneé grew up on Saipan as a missionary kid. She loves the beach, riding horses, and being a Mom. Julianna's journey gave Jeneé a passion and a dedication to help raise awareness, support others, and find a cure for DIPG. The Sayler family is very thankful to have Jeneé on Team Julianna.

Jake Wilkinson

      Jake and his wife Crystal are friends of the Sayler family. He grew up in Alaska and lives with his wife and their two dogs in Michigan. Jake graduated with a BA in Theology from Walla Walla University and is currently attending Andrews University obtaining his Masters degree. He enjoys fishing...

Stephanie Compston

      Stephanie is Julianna's aunt or "Sis" as her nieces and nephew call her. Stephanie is Team Julianna's Fundraising expert with amazing ideas to help continue spreading awareness in Julianna's honor. Stephanie grew up and currently lives in the Walla Walla Valley with her mother, son and their dogs and mini horses. She graduated from Walla WAlla University with a BS in Elementary Education and is currently a RN and Clinical Nurse Educator at St. Mary's Medical Center. Stephanie enjoys singing, writing, sketching, working with Miniature horses and spending time with her son and family. 

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Team Julianna

      The most important part of Team Julianna is YOU!

Julianna loved knowing she had a big praying family from around the world and that Team Julianna was supporting her fight against DIPG. While in London she decided to start a video project. She loved traveling, hearing different languages and meeting new people. She started recording other DIPG families, her doctors, nurses and friends saying"Team Julianna - Praying for a Cure" in their own language. Although she was not able to finish the video project before she passed away, we finished it for her in her honor. 

The Julianna Sayler Foundation is an approved 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, as determined by the IRS  (EIN: 82-3170347)

Tax exempt letter can be found HERE

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