My younger brother, Andrew Fillion, was enthralled by nature and absolutely loved camp! His summer camp, as wonderful as it was, had some limitations, and I soon realized these were common problems (age limit, parents can’t be nearby, often only available for one week in the summer). Sadly, my brother Andrew passed away unexpectedly on January 19, 2015. Affected deeply by this profound loss, my mother and I wanted to found a nonprofit in his memory. When my Mother passed away unexpectedly in August of 2016, I knew it was time for me to fulfill this mission. since then it has been my main priority to see this dream to fruition. In September 2016, I began work on Downs2Earth in their memory, and hope to spread the joy they brought through Downs2Earth all over the United States.