This site was designed and developed by Envision Technology Advisors for a Rhode Island-based organization that, through its five arms, educates young people about good decision-making, informs the community about ways it can make a difference, promotes legislation that improves highway safety, draws awareness to traumatic brain injury, and supports families dealing with tragedy.
On her way home from school on March 26, 2003, 12-year old Tori Lynn Andreozzi was involved in a hit-and-run accident with a drunk driver. On that day, the lives of Tori and her family were irrevocably changed, but those who love her most searched for a way to let Tori keep doing what was most important to her – helping others. Out of this desire, the Tori Lynn Andreozzi Foundation was born so that in some way, Tori could continue to make a positive difference in the world.
I met Tori's mother, Cathy Andreozzi, in 2009 when she came to Envision looking for a website. The Foundation was doing great work in the community and was routinely asked about its website. Unfortunately, they had none, so much of the great work they were doing and the press they had received was not collected in one central location. Envision worked to fix that by giving the Foundation a great new site to help this organization further its worthwhile mission.
I love all the work I do and enjoy working with all my clients, but this particular project was one that will always hold a special place in my heart. Being the father of two young children myself, it was emotional at times to hear Cathy tell her story, but it was also amazing to see her strength and look at what she and Tori have accomplished through the Foundation. Drawing from that strength and wanting to do whatever I could to help the Foundation make a difference and change some lives in a positive way, I really threw everything I had, both creatively and emotionally, into this project. I couldn't be happier with the result.
I was responsible for the orginal design and development of the site, which first went live in early 2010. In March of 2013, the site was relaunched as a responsive website built upon the ExpressionEngine content management system. The original design I did for this project was kept largely intact, as was the original HTML/CSS templates I built for the site. Those templates were used as a starting point for the new, responsive build.
You can see the new site, and find ways to get involved in the work the Foundation is doing, at www.torilynnfoundation.org.