“Investing in children with special needs.”

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FAMILY • HOPE • FOUNDATION

 

Family – a group United

Hope – the overwhelming belief things will bet better

Foundation – the stable base on which family and hope can STAND!

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ANNAH’S FAMILY

“When I was in third grade, my sister Annah was born with Down syndrome.  Being Annah’s big sister has been one of the most formative things in my life.  When a family has a child with special needs, it affects the whole family. My family and I are different because of her. I’m a pediatric occupational therapist because of her. We are all better because of her. But…that doesn’t mean it’s always easy.  Through Annah, we have met lots of other “special families.”  These families are courageous and resilient, but are often exhausted and weary.  It can be a lonely road.  I have met lots of siblings who don’t understand why things are harder for their brother or sister, why mom and dad have to spend extra time helping them, or why other people say or do hurtful things. That’s why Family Hope Foundation has its name.  Its work in our community brings HOPE to whole FAMILIES.  They come alongside you and remind you you’re not alone and that someone else believes in your brother or sister or son or daughter. Through therapy scholarships families have access to therapies that help their child make significant gains that ease day-to-day life for the whole family.  They also host fun, safe, and accessible events for the whole family – once my family got to enjoy a fun and relaxing night at the Y with other special families.  When Family Hope Foundation supports special families, they support our whole community.  Just like my family is better because of Annah, our community is better when ALL its members are celebrated.”

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CHRISTIAN’S FAMILY

“Raising a child with unique needs is challenging and sometimes lonely. Receiving the Family Hope Foundation scholarship not only allows me to continue essential therapy for my son Christian, but let’s me know I’m not alone. Knowing our community is standing WITH us and supporting us financially brings tears to my eyes, even as a write this. Thank you for believing in the resilience of children with special needs. Thank you for believing in and supporting Christian’s continued growth, development and progress.”

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