To provide support to families living with chronic illness.
The specific purpose of Abby's Hope Project is to provide wholehearted help and support for children, teens, young adults with chronic illnesses, as well as their families with the intent of providing hope for better tomorrows. We aim to accomplish this by raising awareness and providing emotional support.
Empower those living with chronic illnesses to live proudly
Good stewardship with resources
Uphold integrity and strong moral values
How We Fulfill Our Mission:
Providing care packages and comfort items to children in hospitals throughout the United States
Educating the community and raising awareness for chronic illnesses
Providing grants to assist individuals with health challenges in fulfilling their goals and aspirations.
Encouraging individuals and families to help us reach our goals and support our charitable goals
Enlisting an active and involved board of directors to aid us in attaining our mission
Abby's Hope Project is a 501c3 non-profit organization the provides support to children and families affected by chronic illnesses. Abby's Hope Project is named in honor of Abby Jenkins, who has been living with chronic Lyme Disease, Autoimmune Encephalitis, Dysautonomia, and Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) since 2018. Our nonprofit provides emotional and financial support to those who are living with chronic illnesses. Abby's Hope Project is a way for Abby to give back with hope, strength, and joy and make meaning of what she has gone through.
Results: Since our beginning in 2019, we have shared hope with over 150 families, kids, teens, and young adults.
Target demographics: Individuals and families with chronic illnesses
Geographic areas served: throughout the United States
It was a very nice and unexpected gift to get on the day that my surgery was canceled. I was really bummed out that day but my mom brought me an unexpected package that had a lot of things that I could play with and explore while being bedridden. I have been bedridden since July 2021. That is when I suddenly lost my eyesight. It really brightened my day. I keep some of these gifts in my drawer so I can get them out and play with them. Thank you Abby’s Hope Project!
In summer 2020, my family received a devastating diagnosis for 2 of our 3 daughters. Miraculously, we were able to get both girls enrolled in a clinical trial for gene therapy. My oldest and I headed to the NIH for a 4.5 month stay enduring countless exams and procedures. In between, we stayed at the Childrens’s Inn. That was where we received a care package from Abby’s Hope Project. While seemingly simple, the smile on my daughters face meant the world to me. Learning more about Abby’s story impressed me even more as it’s not easy to make a good thing out of a bad situation.
As a recipient of happiness in an otherwise dark time for my family, I strongly encourage anyone support Abby’s Hope Project!