A foundation honoring Ethan Chapin’s love of life, people, and new adventures by providing scholarships that enable others to follow their dreams.

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Ethan’s love for life was boundless. With a booming laugh and infectious smile, he spread joy to all who were fortunate enough to know him. Ethan was our storyteller, hard worker, and friend-maker.

In the wake of his absence, the Ethan’s Smile Foundation was born—a tribute to Ethan’s unwavering passion for life. Our mission is simple yet profound: to carry forward the legacy of Ethan by providing scholarships that enable others to follow their dreams.

In every corner we venture, in every heart we touch, we strive to keep alive the spirit of Ethan, reminding ourselves and others of the adventures and kindness that life has to offer.

We thank you for embarking on this mission with us to honor our Ethan.


Jim & Stacy Chapin
Ethan Chapin’s Parents


“The Boy Who Wore Blue” unfolds the heartwarming tale of a cheerful youngster who holds a deep love for his family, cherishes every moment of life, and eagerly embraces new adventures with open arms.

His endearing qualities include a wonderful sense of humor, boundless kindness, and an unwavering commitment to inclusivity, extending friendship and warmth to all, especially to his beloved triplet brother and sister.

Although “The Boy Who Wore Blue” is written for children aged 3 and above, its profound message resonates deeply with readers of all ages, serving as a timeless reminder of the transformative power of a joyful spirit and a beaming smile in our lives.

A portion of proceeds from each book sale benefits the ethan’s smile foundation.
The Boy Who Wore Blue | Ethan Chapin


A Tribute To Ethan Chapin

Our friends at Arlington Hardware have partnered with us in creating an Ethan’s Smile apparel line to help spread Ethan’s joy and passion for life everywhere we go. All proceeds go directly towards supporting the Ethan’s Smile Foundation and scholarship fund. Together, we’re making the world a brighter, happier place, one smile at a time.


Our hearts overflow with gratitude for the people and media outlets that have generously provided us the opportunity to pay tribute to Ethan. These spaces have allowed us to share not only his remarkable story and the profound impact he had but also to educate and raise awareness about the invaluable mission of Ethan’s Smile Foundation.

Stacy Chapin New York Times InterviewNBC Today Show Episode about Ethan Chapin | Ethan's Smile FoundationPlay ButtonEthan Chapin & Family | Morgan WallenPlay ButtonStacy Chapin Fox News InterviewPlay Button
King 5's Joyce Taylor interviews Ethan Chapin parents | Ethan's Smile FoundationPlay Button


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