We went on the 2016 New York Legacy Retreat with Inheritance of Hope. It was a life-changing experience, and we left feeling like a part of a big family. My husband has been battling testicular cancer for four years, and it was such a gift to have time together as a family to relax and make amazing memories instead of worrying about cancer.
Their entire team of volunteers made sure every need and wish of ours was fulfilled. The time spent with the other families going through similar struggles was priceless. It was such a healing balm for our souls to be there with the entire group!
Don't know how to express my thanks to these people. They were so kind & selfless to my family. I have a terminal illness (thankful to God-that I'm outliving my prognosis!). IOH helped me create beautiful memories with my wife & son, that none of us will ever forget! They provided counseling from professionals & helped me record a legacy for my family (that I intend to watch with them!). ...Something I had tried to do on my own, & failed. We are financially okay. ...better than we could have expected; but we never could have afforded any of this with medical bills & endless hospital trips. So thankful for the big hearts God has placed in these kind people! Can't endorse them highly enough.
This group thinks of EVERYTHING! Many volunteers are cancer survivors themselves and most have been on retreats with their families also. It was a magnificent experience for my family. Children have their own groups to share how they feel with a group of their peers. Discussions are held with all, just the cancer patient, and the caregivers also have a group to discuss in as well. This group does it right!!!!
I'm a 38 yr old widowed mother or four beautiful children. My husband passed into Heaven in February of 2014 after complications from a major surgery after his terminal esophageal cancer. Two years before his death I was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. Four years later I am again an anomaly as I am alive and fairly healthy. Legacy Retreats means the world to me because not only do they do so much for parents around the country but because they gave us time to not be sick but to have fun with our kids! No doctors! We got to be VIP's on a trip we would never have had the chance to take. I will treasure that sweet time forever!
In January of 2014, my husband John was diagnosed with ALS. Eight months later, my family attended a legacy retreat. Our boys were 10 and 4 at the time, and we were all excited about going to Disney World as a family. We had no idea the lasting impact the Inheritance of Hope team would have on us and how they would teach us about being intentional and enjoying our time together as we faced such a life-changing and difficult disease.
We were immediately blown away by their kindness and attention to detail. From park tickets and airport pick ups to personal volunteers and date night childcare, and everything in between, someone thought of it and was taking care of it for us, so that we could focus on making precious memories with our family. And as the mom and caregiver, I can't tell you enough what a gift it was to not have to plan, troubleshoot, and work so hard for once. Not only that, but we were able to connect with other families facing similar trials, to share our stories and our hearts, and to become family.
Our faith was also reinforced by Inheritance of Hope as they presented the gospel of Jesus to families as the source of their hope and explained the importance of leaving a legacy of faith for our children. But they don't discriminate. They don't judge or force. They simply serve every family with hearts full of compassion, gentleness and love.
I will always be grateful for the memories we made, the friendships we formed and the lessons we learned during our Legacy Retreat. (I am sorry it took me so long to post my review, but I understand it to be better late than never.)
I truly wish there was enough words on this planet to express what this has done for me and my family . I never expected what happened and Thank you Just does not cover how grateful me and my family are to have had our life touched by all the Wonderful p.p involved . I say they are Gods Angels here on earth doing his work . And I wish the p.p who donate can understand what we get out of this is truly priceless my family has been touch in a way that we needed and opened doors that we never saw closed so Thank you to All involved My God Bless You All - Chrissy
This amazing organization sent my children on I on a all expense paid trip to Orlando. It was absolutely incredible! I am recovering from a stem cell transplant due to a leukemia diagnosis, and this allowed my children to have fun, and forget their worries! The volunteers are amazing, and truely work so hard and go out of their way to make ur time special. Thank you Inheritance of Hope!
Nothing but a GREAT experience from beginning to the end!!!!!! ALL of the IOH went out of their way to make you and everyone feel welcomed and loved!!!!!! Very organized and caring staff...nothing but positive things to say about IOH. Keep up the GREAT work!!!!!!
Inheritance of Hope is a wonderful organization. We couldn't have asked for anything better. They took care of every single detail. The best part was the actual counseling we got, the camaraderie and the friendships that were made will last a lifetime. Our volunteer Patrick was awesome. He helped us out so much. IoH will always be a part of our Family.
The trip to Orlando that Inheritance of Hope provided my family was an experience that far exceeded my expectations. I was expecting to enjoy some fellowship with other families that are experiencing the same reality that our family is, but the counselors, staff and volunteers made this trip one that our family will never forget and cherish forever. Everyone took tremendous care of our family and made sure all details were taken care of so we could enjoy the trip. My family will always be grateful for the for this gift!