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Welcome to the Family Hope Foundation blog, where you’ll find news, impact stories, board member and volunteer updates, and more!

Reflections, Gratitude and Celebration

June 7, 2021

It is with deepest gratitude and sincerest honor that I write the first provider blog post for Family Hope Foundation’s new website. I have been working alongside this group since their inception in 2009 and to write this now means to reflect on all of the Foundation’s sheer wonder that has been done. It continues […]

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Turning Challenges into Opportunities

April 29, 2021

Turning Challenges into Opportunities by Jane Eppard | 12.05.2020 When I opened the letter from Family Hope Foundation and read that he received a scholarship, I cried. From an early age, we knew that our child was going to need to be immersed in a wide variety of therapies to help him grow, learn, and work […]

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Providing a Lifeline

April 29, 2021

From the beginning of our married life, we believed in giving back to the people, organizations, and community we hold so dear.  We have found that when you give of your time, talent, and resources, you truly receive so much more than you give. Children and families have always held a very special place in our […]

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A Ray of Light

April 29, 2021

On April 10, 2014, the world grew a little brighter when a sweet baby girl by the name of Elin was born. Even as a baby, Elin knew how to make an entrance, voicing her opinions with a hearty set of lungs. Her parents quickly discovered that with Elin a middle ground didn’t exist. It […]

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Masterpiece….A Story About Biruk

April 29, 2021

Life is a canvas that is painted by the strokes of every moment. Fourteen years ago, the mural of Biruk began in rural Ethiopia. Across his canvas, there is a story of sorrows and joys, of challenges and victories. At four-years-old, Biruk’s parents passed away due to illness, leaving his two sisters and himself in […]

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Meet Board Member Lori Vander Ploeg

April 29, 2021

Hi everyone! My name is Lori Vander Ploeg, and I am the newest member of Family Hope Foundation’s board. I wanted to take just a few minutes to tell you a bit about myself.  I have been married to my husband, Ben, for 18 years. We have two amazing kiddos, Sophia, who is 13 and an […]

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Stacie Hoey: A Valued Volunteer

April 29, 2021

Stacie is a registered Occupational Therapist but has not worked in that capacity since her eldest son was born.  She is proud to say, “I have become a ‘professional’ volunteer in the community.  I have always felt passionate about volunteering and serving in our community. I pray that I have instilled this same love of […]

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Never Lose the Wonder – A Story About William Del Raso

April 29, 2021

William Del Raso is a curious little guy. Maybe that is why he decided to enter the world extremely early and surprise his mom and dad. In spontaneous fashion, Will arrived, weighing in at 1 pound 11 ounces. His twin brother Chase followed behind him, 44 minutes later. During Will’s 144-day-stay in NICU, the doctors […]

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