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This one of a kind Vienna blend of Sumatra, Costa Rica and Colombia is bold, sweet, and nutty … just like Daxy!
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Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars donated OR GIVEN AWAY SinCe July 2023


and counting

DAX BOX bins donated
to schools, daycares and businesses since February 2024

11 Dax BoxeS
495 Toy vehicles

and counting


Welcome friend.

We are Michael, Karen and Colton Babcock. We’re going through each day, after living the nightmare of losing our amazing 2 year old son, and brother Dax. Whether we’ve met before, or we’re just meeting now – thank you for joining in on the journey of living big and loving hard while we learn to heal through the joy found in helping others, and making people smile.

The Dax Pact

The Babcock Family

Our Story

On April 22, 2023, our beloved Daxy, nearly three years old, was tragically taken from us. We were outside, playing in the woods with his six year old brother – something we did so often and Dax’s absolute favorite thing to do. A storm was coming that night, so we were getting in time outside while it was still nice. It happened in a second.   One gust of wind.  One tree crack. It was our worst nightmare, and in that one second our lives were instantly, and forever altered.

As we worked through the unimaginable pain in the weeks following, there was a shimmer of light through the darkness.  The outpouring of love by our family, friends and community was the invisible force that caught us every time we fell. The generosity, donations and empathetic words of love and encouragement pulled our family into a vortex of support.  It gave us hope and a redefined purpose.  As we continue to embark on our own healing journey, we realized part of that is to honor our Daxy in the best possible way.  This is how our son outlives us. This is how Dax has generational impact. We will be his voice. We will speak his name.  We will share his stories and his bright blue eyes. That is why we have started The Dax Pact. 

Life isn’t easy, and it’s not always fair.  We will continue to have days where we question, why us?  Why him?  But we will persevere knowing our angel will continue to influence and affect positive change for the community that has shown us the most amazing unconditional love in our greatest time of need.

Our Mission

The Foundation’s mission is to honor the life of Dax Babcock by reminding the world of the beauty in everyday life, and the joy that comes from helping others. We hope to create these moments by investing in public parks, donating toy cars and trucks to kids in need, and providing annual scholarships to tremendous local daycares and camps that nourish and love our kids. The Dax Pact is a reminder that hard days and tough moments happen – sometimes, unimaginably tough.  But The Dax Pact also teaches us there is great power in stepping back to see the bigger picture so you can focus on the things that matter most to you. However you choose to live your days, maybe you wear the bracelet or put the sticker on your laptop, by participating in the Dax Pact you are making a commitment to find the beauty and wonder in everyday life. Live big and love hard, always. Just like Daxy.

The Pact

The pact that we take is, as many times as you can throughout your day, you live big and you love hard. Tomorrow is not a guarantee. Do good unto others and spread joy with infectious good deeds. The world could use a little more For The Greater Good

“But what a legacy you’ve left in the chapters you were here, And what a story that you’ve left – a love that perseveres.”

-Liz Newman

“At the end of the day, it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished. It’s about what you’ve done with those accomplishments. Its about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It about what you’ve given back”

– D Washington

the dax pact

Commitment to Live Big Love Hard
Painted Rock Road
Memories Balloon Release

Follow along the journey

Follow us on social and keep an eye open for updates on this site. This is our journey of deep grief living while learning to heal through spreading intense joy and happiness

Dax Big Blue Eyes

Dax and his Truck

Colt and Dax Brothers

Colt and Dax Best Friends

Thanks for stopping by…

The Dax Pact is a Registered Tax-deductible 501(c)3 Non-profit Foundation. EIN # 92-4012773
The Dax Pact is willing to work with any Company Match / Employer Matching Gift Program