About Us

Founded in 2007, each one counts foundation grew out of a personal resolve by founder Brian Harrington to lead a more meaningful life after a last minute client decision saved him from boarding United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11, 2001.


A couple of years later, Brian’s close friends were given the devastating news that their 6-year-old was terminally ill. Witnessing their anguish at being helpless in alleviating their child’s pain, he sought to find organizations that could help provide complementary therapies and found none that were dedicated solely to pediatric pain management.


Since its founding, each one counts has funded more than 16,000 pain management therapies and distributed more than $500,000 in grants to its pediatric hospice and palliative care partners.


2011 marked a breakthrough year for each one counts when it piloted a Pediatric Massage Training Program to create a more sustainable impact in supplementing pain management therapies.  The pilot program provided complimentary training for 22 massage therapists in pain management massage and required, as part of their participation, 50 hours of pain management massage applications in their local pediatric hospitals.


each one counts has invested in a partnership with a certified pain management massage therapist to provide pediatric massage training for groups of 10-20 people. In 2012, each one counts sponsored training programs in New York, California, Texas, Illinois, Massachusetts, Vancouver, and Toronto.  To date, more than 250 certified therapists have participated in each one counts-sponsored sessions since 2011, totaling 14,000 hours of pediatric pain management applications across the country.


The Training Program has unquantifiable possibilities well into the future with the potential to grow beyond massage to include training sessions for other pain management complementary therapies. As with all programs at the start-up phase, we are still learning as we go.  Perhaps the most valuable of those lessons has been the sustainability of investing in a skill set that empowers professional massage therapists to help children in pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

Make an impact on the lives of children with terminal or chronic illness.

100% of donations fund our Complementary Pain Management Training Programs

each one counts foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization based in New York state. Your support is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.


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