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About Clever Clover Children's Charity

Supporting Family Medical Journeys

At Clever Clover Childrens Charity (4C), we understand that a child's medical journey is primarily centered around treatment, but not simply limited to hospital stays or clinic visits, and it doesn't simply affect the child. A serious medical condition has a deep and long lasting impact on every aspect of a family's life. There are medical costs, travel costs, lodging costs, meals, and lost income expenses. The list goes on and on. 4C guides families to the abundant resources available to help them cope with their children’s medical events that they didn’t foresee.

Our mission is to increase awareness and support for charitable organizations who are assisting children and their families on these medical-related journeys, which in some cases, can last into adulthood and be lifelong.

Our founder, Wade Wrobel, along with his wife, Nicole, experienced these challenges firsthand when their youngest daughter was diagnosed as an infant with a rare condition called biliary atresia (BA). The condition occurs in about 1 in 10,000 children (about the same odds as finding a four-leaf clover, thus the name of our organization). There is no cure for BA, except an eventual liver transplant.

Wade and Nicole spent seventy-five days in the hospital post-transplant with their daughter under an incredible amount of emotional, professional and physical stress, but were able to cope through the support of various non-profit organizations.

It has thus become Wade's mission to increase awareness of these various support organizations and raise money to support them through 4C.


The inspiration for Clever Clover: Wade's Family: (left to right) Nicole, Savanna (3), Wade, Olivia (15)


The Faces of Our Organization

Our Board of Directors is comprised of dedicated individuals from varying backgrounds with a passion for helping families, utilizing their unique skill sets and passion to move the work of 4C forward. Without them, Clever Clover Children's Charity could not accomplish its mission. Meet our Board below.

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Wade is the founder and leader of 4C, having first hand experience with his family how positively impactful certain organizations can be on a family's medical journey. Wade is an account executive with a multi-national data company, having spent twenty-two years in brokerage, underwriting and management capacities for national firms. 

Wade attended the University of Arkansas majoring in Business Administration.

Wade Wrobel

Founder, Director


Dr. Kriegermeier is a charter director and officer of 4C and Attending Physician at Anne & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago, specializing in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. She is also Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

She enjoys building relationships with patients and families, and working collaboratively to keep children as healthy as they can be so they can thrive in all areas of life. 

Alyssa Kriegermeier, MD



Audry is a charter director and officer of 4C. She is the founder and President of Best Search, a strategic hiring consultancy serving the insurance and insurtech industries, with a thirty-year career in global executive search. She is a trained mentor, co-founder of a service that supports entrepreneurs, and a speaker at insurance industry events.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Cornell University.

Her stepson, sister, and other dear friends and family members have endured, thrived, and struggled through unforeseen pediatric medical journeys, making the 4C mission 

Audry Buchanan Torrence


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