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Remembering Suzy Yehl Marta - Founder

It is with heavy hearts and deep sense of loss that Rainbows For All Children shares the sudden passing of our President and Founder, Suzy Yehl Marta, who lost her short battle against pancreatic cancer on Sunday, January 13, 2013. Suzy founded Rainbows in 1983, beginning her quest to assist children experiencing death or divorce that spanned more than 30 years to aid 2.7 million children throughout the United States and in 18 other countries around the world. Suzy left this life in the certainty that her dream of Rainbows being there for any child needing to grieve and grow after loss would be entrusted to Rainbows Trustees, Governing Board, Staff, and thousands of other supporters who share her commitment to the Rainbows mission.

Suzy Marta had an intuitive understanding of the human heart, an all-encompassing compassion for anyone holding onto emotional pain due to loss, and the vision and calling inspired by her belief that…”it doesn’t need to hurt forever”. Because of her welcoming personality and the ability to really listen and care, she encouraged tens of thousands of supporters to join her crusade of making the world a better place for children and families in spite of their loss and pain.

Suzy was beloved by thousands of volunteers who worked as trained Rainbows Registered Directors, National Directors, Coordinators and Facilitators around the world following her guidance and insights to heal children. 

Thank you to all those who loved Suzy and please know her dream of healing hearts and her legacy of Rainbows For All Children will continue as long as the need exists.