Graham Vollmer wasn’t supposed to make it. Born with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)—a genetic disorder in which the body can’t produce the protein that allows the nervous system to communicate with the muscles—he was given less than two years to live. But his parents, Nick and Adrienne, weren’t willing to give up. As a family, they decided to take things one day at a time. And now, as Graham starts preschool, Adrienne is expanding her focus beyond being the rock for her own family: she’s also helping to support other families who are traveling the same path.

We’re inspired by Adrienne and Graham’s fight, and we hope you are too. If you’d like to help make an impact on the fight to treat SMA, check out Cure SMA here to see how you can help.


Tiffany Sauder

Coming from a family whose father never worked for another person his whole life, entrepreneurship ran high in Tiffany Sauder’s household. When the opportunity to take over a small Indianapolis marketing firm was presented to her, she leaped at the chance and has been expanding it ever since. For Tiffany, business is built to grow people – not the other way around – and Element Three exists to fulfill that vision. And as clients and employees grow, so does Element Three itself.