Stories of Hope

The story of Hope is the story of people – the children, families and seniors whose lives are transformed when someone is there to offer a helping hand. Here are some of those stories…

Finding Independence

Zack Collie lost his independence at age 15, the victim of a diving accident that left him paralyzed and reliant on others to perform such simple tasks as brushing his teeth. Now 22 and in college, with a career he is building toward, he is getting some of that...

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Overcoming Adversity

Valerie Aguilar is an honor student, a member of her high school scholarship club, Bible club and marine biology club, and will attend the University of California-Santa Barbara next fall in her quest to become an environmental engineer.

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A Mother’s Love

When Sarah Jones lost her job and any chance at child support in one of the most expensive housing markets in the United States, the mother of four had a difficult decision to make: remove her kids from the community and schools they’d grown up in, or spend hours a day in traffic commuting back and forth.

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