Misti Staley and her husband, Will, came to Helena nearly eight years ago to establish Thrive. Will co-founded the program back in 2009 that's objective is to create other programs that help promote economic development in this impoverished Arkansas Delta community. Along the way the journey of life took some twists and turns for the Staleys. On April 22, 2015 Freeman Ellis Staley was born to the couple. However, a little less than 10 months later Freeman passed from this earth as the result of heart and lung complications at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock.