The Johnson Family
Meet the Johnson family—Conley, Troy, Colleen, Missy and Shantell. Twenty-six years ago they suffered a tragedy when their youngest brother, Chad, was killed in a car accident at the age of 17. The Johnson’s experienced another devastating loss in 2017 when Conley’s 13-year-old son Ethan was struck by a vehicle. After bearing the loss of his brother and son, Conley received an agressive terminal diagnosis of cancer at the beginning of 2021 and passed away on March 9th.
The Johnson’s are part of the Walli family, and we are heartbroken for them. Missy is an employee and Shantell is one of Jenna’s life-long best friends. The Johnsons have endured so much and we were able to give them the profit from one day of sales to help the family with Conley's care and funeral expenses.
About the Walli Gives Back Program:
When Walli Cases was created, owners Nick and Jenna Emery were recently married and both emerging from what they would describe as the darkest times of their lives. They are both passionate about reaching out to others in need because of the huge outpouring of love and support they received during their trials, including Jenna becoming a widow with an 8-month-old son and more recently losing her mother to cancer, and Nick going through divorce. When they created Walli cases, they wanted to help others feel the same hope and encouragement, and the Walli Gives Back program was created. Each month, Walli chooses a family to support. This quote by Natalie Norton sums up why they are both devoted to "giving back" to others in their time of need: "There is always a light. Find it. Follow it. And then turn around and shine it as brightly as you can for those still feeling their way through the darkness."