Our Story

After fifteen years of navigating the complexities of my daughter’s life threatening condition, I noticed a big gap in information that is being provided to parents. Critically Loved was created to help other parents who have found themselves on a similar path. 

We will meet with parents one on one to answer questions, support them spiritually and emotionally, point them to financial resources and help them organize to manage their child’s healthcare. As a result, more time can be spent caring for and loving their child.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Critically Loved provides this information at no cost to parents. 

In addition to this online resource, we partner with pediatricians offices, specialized charities and children’s hospitals to distribute a “Getting Started” binder at the onset of a child’s diagnosis.  The binder becomes the child’s Medical Binder to organize their healthcare.  It also contains information parents need to get started and templates of forms they need.  If your local doctors office would like to provide these to their patients,   please contact us at




Critically Loved is funded 100% by donations.  You can help other parents of chronically and critically ill children by making a tax deductable donation.  We can’t exist without your help.

Vision Statement

Critically Loved provides education and resources to parents of critically and chronically ill children.  One way Critically Loved achieves this goal is by providing Medical Binders at the onset of a child’s diagnosis.  This helps organize the child’s healthcare and provides steps to getting started.

Critically Loved provides comfort and direction by being an online resource to help navigate a difficult road. We partner with pediatric health providers and specialty charities to reach parents who need practical, financial and spiritual support.

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Meet Our Team

TyiaLynn Mikels

Executive Director

TyiaLynn was  co-owner of a small consulting firm for 16 years.  In her spare time, she founded Critically Loved in 2015 to help other parents of critically and chronically ill children navigate a difficult road.  She wanted to make more of an impact, so in 2017 she dedicated all of her professional energy to Critically Loved.  She has 14 years combined experience serving on the Board of Directors with other nonprofits.  She stays very busy with her three children, managing her daughter’s life threatening condition, serving in leadership at her church’s Youth Group, spending time with friends and family, enjoying her critters and working full time with Critically Loved.

Bruce Zoeller

Board Member

Bruce is the founder and president of The Christian Advantage, a company that provides Biblical business training and coaching to CEOs and business leaders since 1996. He served on the Zoeller Company Board of Directors from 1997 – 2006.  He is a graduate of the University of Louisville J.B. Speed School of Engineering with a B.A. in Computer Technology. He has served on numerous board of directors, including Covenant Classical Academy (2010 – 2014), Orphan Care Alliance (2011-2015), Zoeller Family Business LLC (2003 – present), and the Zeefam Trust (2005 – 2010). He is currently the chairman of the board of Pumping For Life, a nonprofit providing clean water to the people of Honduras. Married to Kris for 25 years. He has 4 children and 5 grandchildren.

DeeDee Evers

Board Member

Daphne Evers currently serves as secretary for Critically Loved and brings our team over 20 years of experience of working with nonprofit organizations.  She has served as an Occupational Therapy Assistant with various medical facilities and public education institutions.  She is currently employed as the Assistive Technology Coordinator for Oldham County Schools and provides independent consulting services for surrounding public school systems.  Aside from the important roles as wife and mother of two, Daphne finds herself giving back to the community in various ways, including serving as a team member of Critically Loved to demonstrate the hope and love found in Jesus Christ.

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Angie Pryor, “Vive Le Vent D’hiver”

on her “Hearing Winter” album


Our mission

“Providing education and resources to support parents of chronically and critically ill children.”

We are in this together

Much Love

“Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

                  1 Corinthians 13:7

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