Ella Reithinger is an 8th-grade student in Arizona, She became involved in the L.I.F.E. organization after observing her mother who create the organization 7 years ago. As a result, she has been involved in helping to organize several philanthropic events within our community including delivering Christmas gifts to the Pediatric Emergency Department, the L.I.F.E. annual Emergency Medicine Service Day, making blessing bags for the homeless, and the Citrus Tree Harvest in Arcadia to donate to St. Mary’s Food Bank.
Ella is dedicated to this work in learning how to become a better person and how to set an example to her peers on how to live a life of service. As a student ambassador, Ella pledges to be an advocate of how to better ourselves and our community through serving the less fortunate and spreading education and wellness tools to our community.
Grand Canyon University Alumni
Amy is graduating from Grand Canyon University in the Spring of 2020 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. She is planning on taking a gap-year and planning on going to graduate school to be a Physician’s Assistant. Amy has also been heavily involved in medical missions. She travels with a medical team multiple times per year to less fortunate communities around the world to provide medical care and surgeries.
Self-health and well-being is very important to her because she has always been busy and often forgets to take care of herself before taking on her long list of tasks to do. This is exactly why she became interested in LIFE and is so passionate on the foundations in which it runs.
Cassie graduated from Barrett, the Honors College at ASU, with a B.S. in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior and a B.A. in Spanish. She currently works as a Medical Scribe at John C. Lincoln Emergency Department and previously worked in research with Mayo Clinic and the School of Life Sciences at ASU. She plans to pursue her medical degree in the coming years.
Cassie has worked with both Dr. Windsor and Tyler in the Emergency Department where she became inspired by the services that LIFE provides to people in the community.
Arizona State Alumni
Sawyer Reithinger is a 6th-grade student in Arizona. He is a member of the National Junior Honor Society as well as the Arizona Trojans and Canes Baseball teams, and Broncos Football. Throughout his sports career Sawyer has consistently demonstrated his commitment as well as leadership skills.
He became involved in the L.I.F.E. organization after being inspired by his older sister Ella and the way she was able to serve her community. Since the pandemic, Sawyer has spent time fundraising, organizing PPE, and sending encouraging letters to healthcare workers. Over the years Sawyer has helped both his mother and sister with projects in L.I.F.E. but decided to dedicated more of his time to be an active member and represent the organization full time.
When Sawyer is not in school or at a sporting event he spends his time tutoring other students in the community and helping his little brother advance his sports skills. Sawyer is most excited to be able to improve his communication and people skills and be able to show that he is reliable and committed to the organization’s mission and vision.
Arizona State Alumni
Jerome Midstokke is an Estate Agent with Craft & Bauer Real Estate Co.
Originally from Wisconsin, Jerome fell in love with Phoenix and the East Valley while attending Arizona State University in Tempe, where he majored in Business Management.
Jerome’s passion for helping others is why he began to spend his time volunteering at L.I.F.E.. Ultimately he would like to be able to help other deal with stressors to maintain wellness and happiness. Jerome enjoys mentoring and helping our younger ambassadors grow.
In his time off, Jerome can be found taking his Husky, Kodak, to as many parks and dog-friendly patios possible or checking out one of the local business.