Salt Lake Medium Presents Fundraiser To Comfort Parents Who Have Lost a Child


Salt Lake Medium Jo’Anne Smith will host a spirit connection fundraiser on April 18 at 7 p.m. at the Tuscan Event Center. This fundraiser is in memory of Lauren Landavazo.

On Sept. 2, 2016, Lauren Landavazo was senselessly murdered in Wichita Falls, Texas while walking home from school with a friend. Lauren left behind her loving parents, Vern and Bianka, her brothers Jordan and Tim, grandparents Don and Faye Landavazo, who live in Price, along with many other family members.

Smith hopes to raise enough money from this fundraiser, and many others like it, to place a Christmas Box Angel of Hope Statue to be located in Wichita Falls, Texas. This statue was first introduced in the book “The Christmas Box” by Richard Paul Evans. In this fiction book, a woman mourns the loss of her child at the base of an angel monument. A real life monument was then commissioned by Evans on Dec. 6, 1994, in response to grieving parents wanting to seek out the angel statue as a place to grieve and heal. Dec. 6 is celebrated as Children’s Day in many places across the world.

“The Christmas Box Angel of Hope is a place of hope and comfort for those parents who have lost a child,” Smith stated. “Beautiful messages from spirit get delivered at the live “Spirit Connection” events. I cry right along with the people I’m delivering the messages to because my heart feels the love so deeply. I’m grateful for the many people that join me on my journey path in life. My passion is to help people heal and to help people pull through tragic situations and learn how to create a beautiful life again.”

Tickets for the fundraiser are $39 and can be purchased at the event or online here. All proceeds will go towards the Christmas Box Angel of Wichita Falls, Texas in Lauren’s memory.

A GoFundMe account has been created for the Christmas Box Angel of Wichita Falls. To donate, please click here. Businesses and individuals can also donate and be added to the sponsor list by contacting Jo’Anne Smith privately on Facebook, or by email at

“It is a privilege for me, Tony Basso and Tony Basso GM in Price, Utah to create this fundraiser event for the Christmas Box Angel Of Wichita, Texas,” Smith said.

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