Victoria's Sparks of Joy
Together, We Can Spread Joy and Bring Comfort to Childhood Cancer Warriors
Victoria’s wishes for legacy to positively impact the lives of kids battling cancer through faith, encouragements and joy.

Victoria’s Sparks of Joy

Bringing sparks of joy to kids fighting cancer.

Our Mission:

To spark moments of joy for children battling cancer, provide support to their families and serve the Ronald McDonald Houses.

Our Vision:

Victoria’s Sparks of Joy believes that together with our team of donors and volunteers, we can make kids and their families smile, strive for a better day during challenging times and keep encouraging them through the recovery process from battling childhood cancer.

Victoria Smitherman

Our Brave Cancer Warrior
The reason for Victoria’s Sparks of Joy.

Victoria’s sister, Briana, interviews with ABC7 Eyewitness News. Watch the video to see the impact a positive attitude can make, and how the legacy of a true cancer warrior can inspire others.

This is Victoria’s Sparks of Joy!

Our Programs:

We serve kids and families through our four programs:
– Vicky’s Meal of Joy,
– Vicky’s Bags of Joy,
– Vicky’s Patient and Family Support,
– Vicky’s Hospital Visits.

Our purpose is to touch the lives of the brave kids in the community and surrounding areas who fight hard against cancer, spark joy and support the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House.

Our purpose is to make Victoria’s wishes of joy for others come true through her legacy.

Our Volunteers:

One essential part of Victoria’s legacy is the teams of young volunteers who are pillars of making our mission achievable. Our objective is to provide them a platform to learn and achieve acts of charity through our programs and develop community service skills to benefit the community and their future.

Our Values:


Victoria’s Sparks of Joy is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization inspired by Victoria Smitherman (a brain cancer warrior) and her wishes for a legacy of joy and comfort for kids battling cancer and to carry out this mission in places she loved as well.

Latest News

View our Volunteer page to see how you can help these brave kids and their families.

Newsletter – August 2022

VICTORIA'S SPARKS OF JOY NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2022Friends, it has been a while since we send out VSOJ news about our mission and accomplishments! During the unprecedented pandemic times, Victoria’s legacy continued achieving its mission to spread joy an provide much...

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Meet Isaac

An 11 year, fighting neurofibromatosis type 1, but look at that spirit and beautiful smile!

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We are so happy to know that Yanelly has finished her kindergarten education! Good job, Yanelly! This means so much to her and her parents after an intense battle with central nervous system cancer. We are happy to report that she is stable and enjoying her family and...

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Your donation will bring a Spark of Joy and support to our brave cancer warriors and their families.