In the spring of 2014, Jed, Leslie, and Emma's lives were flipped upside down. What started out as a routine fever and a pediatrician visit for Easton, ended up much more serious. After running multiple tests, Easton was diagnosed with a rare type of liver cancer. He spent a few months at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital where he had to undergo several rounds of chemo. They were then moved to Cincinnati Children's Hospital where he began a bone marrow transplant and continued chemo. After a long battle with Leukemia, Easton passed away on March 1, 2015

With your support, in 2018 the Easton Goad Foundatin:​

  • Donated $10,000 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville

  • Provided financial assistance for families of children with life-threatening illnesses

  • Served monthly meals to families staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Nashville

The Easton Goad Foundation was established in 2015 in memory of Easton Jedediah Goad. The 501 (c) (3) organization seeks to provide support to Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital, Ronald McDonald House charities and families of children with life-threatening illnesses.