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May News from Help Hope Live

How has your fundraising motivation been this month? If you need a fundraising pick-me-up, read on for client stories, tips, and more.

Hope in Action Is Friday, May 31

A graphic features a light blue and teal pinwheel with a gold stem that reads Hope in Action May 31, 2024 with the Help Hope Live: Trusted Medical Fundraising logo. Text reads Help Hope Live will cover the credit card fee for all donations made in honor of clients at

Friday, May 31 is our inaugural Hope in Action day of giving. On this special day, we will cover the credit card fee for all donations made in honor of a client at

There’s still time to participate!

Our Hope in Action Toolkit includes sample graphics, social media posts, and an email draft you can copy, personalize, and share with your community.

We’ll also send you tips on how to thank your supporters after Hope in Action ends.

Hope Talk: Still Fundraising After Transplant?

In May, we held a Hope Talk on how to help your community understand why you still need to fundraise after a transplant.

Three client Ambassadors and a Client Services Coordinator took an in-depth look at post-transplant fundraising, including practical strategies for maintaining your momentum and communicating your ongoing needs to your community.

The recording is now available to watch:

Mobility Matters: Carson & Illyssa

Carson Tussing is seated in a red and blue electric mobility device. He has light skin, his two front teeth missing, and short light brown hair and he wears a collared short-sleeved shirt with dinosaurs printed on it. A sunburst graphic in yellow and orange at the top left reads Mobility Matters.

“We are not broken, and it’s okay to ask for help.”

Living with a rare and mobility-impacting genetic mutation, 8-year-old Carson Tussing’s life looks a little different than other kids his age—but don’t let that fool you: he’ll still complain about doing his chores.

Mom Illyssa shares her story with honesty and humor, acknowledging the ups, the downs, and the many everyday moments that make their life similar to so many other families.

The Tussings embrace all the support they’ve received so far as they continue to fundraise for a game-changing mobility need: a wheelchair accessible van for Carson.

Illyssa knows hope isn’t a cure-all. To her, hope simply means that Carson can get what he needs to make his tomorrow brighter than today.

Mobility Is More Than Movement

During Mobility Month, we examined one of the common misconceptions about mobility: that mobility only means your ability to walk, move on your own, or complete tasks without help.

At Help Hope Live, we believe mobility touches every aspect of our lives, and it’s a key reason why so many families turn to us for medical fundraising support.

What does mobility mean to you? The answer could make a great Update to your Campaign Page, social media post, or video for your supporters.

A wordcloud graphic reads Mobility Matters: power chairs, transportation, consistent care, wheelchairs, employment, independence, rehabilitation, emergency care, specialized care, walkers, safety, accessibility, travel, caregiving, canes, consistency.

Touched by Transplant

Outside on a patio, Josh Raymond is pictured with his kidney donor Shiloh. They wear matching black cartoon kidney shirts with the text Kidney Buddies for Life. Shiloh has light skin, brown eyes, and curly brown hair. Josh is a head taller than Shiloh and has light skin, blue eyes, short gray hair, and a gray beard. In the lower right corner of the photo is a logo that says Touched by Transplant with flowering green and teal vines.

“Hope means being the first male in three generations in my family to live past the age of 50.”

Before his kidney transplant, Josh Raymond knew exactly what the future would hold without the gift of life. As he watched family members struggle with the impact of genetic kidney disease, he nurtured his own hope: to grow old with his wife and watch his children succeed.

A living donor stepped forward to save Josh’s life. This month, he celebrates one year with “Kelly the Kidney.”

In our Touched by Transplant interview, Josh shares his powerful story.

Fundraising can be a puzzle, a personal challenge, and a lot of work—but it can also be a valuable chance to celebrate your community’s strength and your own.

Take a minute to give yourself a mental hug today. Every day, you are moving forward, and we are here to help.

Written by Emily Progin