Sail On and Fly High

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Cassy Lawrence, Co-Founder
Primary Contact Name
Cassy Lawrence
Main Address

United States

What We Do

Who We Are

A nonprofit created in honor of Sailor Cole Lawrence. We spread kindness, acceptance, love, uniqueness and awareness.

Our Mission

Our mission: We pledge to be the sails that help our community navigate the rough seas of mental health, raise suicide awareness, stop the stigma, and be the wings of hope for all. 

About Sailor

Sailor Cole Lawrence was born on April 1, 2004, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was the son of Dave and Cassy (Brouse) Lawrence, brother to Wyatt and Maizy Lawrence all of Council Bluffs, IA. Sailor attended Lewis Central Community School.

He was the most amazing and unique human to ever have been on this planet. Such an old soul, and he loved all the finer things in life. He could also get back to basics in nature and be a mountain man. He was the epitome of a teenage boy enmeshed with an elderly man, evidenced by his wild adventures, and his love of drinking coffee and hot tea, eating fancy cheeses, and European pastries.

He had the most eclectic tastes. He loved to cook, do anything outdoors, have fun, and most of all he loved to make people laugh. He had wanted to learn how to fly a plane since he could speak, and recently had been taking flying lessons to get his pilot's license. He flew a plane before he was legally able to drive a car. He wanted to learn how to sail, and had spoken of plans to sail around the world.

When he had an idea, he became fully invested in that passion. Although he went through many different passions throughout his short life, he was constantly entertaining, and it was inspiring to see him get so involved in every single thing that he did. He easily let everyone around him know that he loved them. He was open with his affection both verbally and physically. He thrived in showing love and shock and awe.

Sailor died on Tuesday, March 16. 2021, at the age of 16 years old. He will be deeply missed by all that were blessed to know him.


Interesting Info
  • Create Calm Care Packs and distribute them to local schools
  • Sponsor local QPR trainings for the community to create awareness of the signs someone may be considering suicide.
  • Sponsor community Mental Health Walks to foster a sense of community for those who may feel alone in their struggle with mental health and their loved ones.
Geographic Location
Sailor and his family, co-founders