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Voices of Hope

Voices of Hope | 12.15.16

Meet My Second Family

Liam Murray began volunteering with HelpHOPELive two years ago and has been a member of our board of directors for the past year.  He also serves on our Development Committee. We sat down with Liam to talk about what charitable giving means to him and his family. Why do you donate to HelpHOPELive?  I donate […]

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Voices of Hope | 12.14.16

Caring for Caregivers: Unsung Heroes of Health Care

We are proud to assist family caregivers during National Family Caregivers Month and throughout the year by helping individuals facing a medical crisis fundraise for their out-of-pocket costs, including caregiving expenses. This post from our friends at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance highlights how caregivers can care for themselves, too. November marked National Family Caregivers Month, […]

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Voices of Hope | 11.17.16

Why Injured Athlete Eric LeGrand Will “Never Accept a Satisfying Life”

Six years ago, Eric LeGrand sustained a spinal cord injury while playing football for Rutgers University. The standout defensive tackle became paralyzed from the neck down with a 0-5% chance of regaining neurological function according to his doctors. In 2011, after months of intensive therapy at the renowned Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Eric was weaned […]

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Voices of Hope | 11.10.16

How I Cope with My Wife’s Stroke and My Son’s Spinal Cord Injury

At age 27, Sean McGonagle was attacked in a shocking act of violence at a bar just two days before Christmas. Shot in the leg and chest, Sean became paralyzed from the chest down. Two years after injury, Sean underwent surgery to remove an abscess on his spinal cord where the bullet had been lodged. […]

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Voices of Hope | 11.4.16

Why I Play Video Games for Charity

In July, the video gaming community came together once again for a good cause by livestreaming for hours straight to raise money for HelpHOPELive. The organization For Cairne Sake engages in monthly livestreaming events, selecting a new nonprofit cause for each mini-marathon. Joshua Dunn, Farronox to his fans, is the organization’s Lead Project Coordinator. We […]

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Free HelpHOPELive Graphics for #GivingTuesday November 29

On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, something incredible will happen. People around the world will come together to donate, share, volunteer and celebrate the power of giving back. It’s called #GivingTuesday, and it’s your opportunity to engage more supporters than ever before to boost donations to your HelpHOPELive fundraising campaign! On November 29 only, HelpHOPELive will […]

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Voices of Hope | 10.27.16

Transplant Caregiving “Is Not My Calling, But It Is What I Do”

In October 2013, Douglas Petrie complained to his doctor about shortness of breath. A lung specialist diagnosed him with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). By September of the following year, a lung infection had propelled Doug onto the lung transplant waiting list. This is Doug’s transplant story, as told by his wife and caregiver Carol Petrie. […]

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Voices of Hope | 10.25.16

My Health, Independence and Financial Challenges 5 Years After Injury

Danielle Watson became paralyzed from the waist down in June 2011. In May 2016, Danielle completed her master’s in occupational therapy. People are shocked all the time that I drive and live independently. I don’t blame them, because I didn’t know what people with disabilities could do either, until my injury. I have managed (with […]

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Voices of Hope | 10.20.16

Voices of Hope: 5 Things We Learned While Waiting for a Transplant

Allen “Monty” Scott is living with end-stage congestive heart failure. He needs a heart-kidney transplant to live a healthy life. Monty’s wife, Nicole, and his children, Marquise and Talia, have been steadfast sources of support for their father as he’s faced medication changes, hospitalizations, rigorous physical therapy and ongoing health challenges. “You learn to take […]

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Voices of Hope | 9.16.16

From Isolated To Independent: Celebrating National Assisted Living Week

Now in its 21st year, National Assisted Living Week celebrates the lives and achievements of individuals with disabilities, long-term illnesses and injuries. In observance of this year’s theme, “Keep Connected,” we are taking the time to recognize the many ways that technology can be used to increase opportunity and facilitate better care and communication. For […]

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