We just moved to the big city to be near our daughter's specialists & we were referred to Hope Kids by one of our daughter's PICU nurses. We have only been here 3 weeks but we've already been able to attend a WNBA game and have family portraits taken. Without Hope Kids we wouldn't have been able to afford these extra items. We are very grateful for the Hope Kids team and for the Phoenix Mercury and the photographers that donated their time. Hope Kids allows us to bring fun events into our family's life to help relieve stress.
HopeKids has been a part of our family's life for over 5 years, and the blessings that come from being a part of such an incredible community are too many to count! We are so thankful for those who support our precious HopeKids in North Texas, and are thankful for the opportunities we receive from generous sponsors and donors, as well as the encouragement and prayer support by so many! Thank you HopeKids!
Our family has been involved with HopeKids for many years and it has truly been a blessing to us in so many ways! Having a child with a life-threatening medical condition is very daunting, financially draining, exhausting and tiring. Our lives revolve around medical appointments, procedures, treatments, surgeries, and illnesses. If affects the entire family, including parents, siblings, pets, extended family, and even friends. HopeKids has given us a chance to be involved in a community of others who truly understand the plight of our life journey, as they travel the same roads and we share a camaraderie. Financially, we are unable to go do "extras" since most of our income goes towards simple living expenses and medical expenses, and being able to attend sports events, concerts, the ballet, movies, and others is such an added joy to our lives. The prayer network of our families and those who pray for HopeKids is amazing! You always know that someone is lifting up your child in prayer to the Lord, and keeping the rest of us covered in prayer too. The connections we have made are indescribable and I am so grateful for the ministry of HopeKids. Overall, HopeKids give us HOPE, and with that HOPE, comes love, joy, rest, and peace in traveling our daily lives together!
My Hopekids is the heart of our family, but it’s easy to overlook the other children in the home when all of the attention and time is given to the child with disabilities, being introduced to Hopekids for us, has brought such Joy to the other siblings and of course to myself we get to have these wonderful Family experiences that we would never be exposed to wether it’s financially or just not knowing the venues around us. Hopekids has the most gracious Director and Managers and my kids have enjoyed The Ballet, Baseball games, Sea Life Aquarium & Lego Land, Camping, plays, Christmas Parties, Concerts, Movies-And so many many more activities and my two daughters and my son look forward to seeing other families at these events, seeing that we are not alone, in our struggles and so grateful to be a part of Hopekids and grateful for the Donors that contribute to make my children feel wonderful and happy bringing joy to their souls. We have so many awesome experiences and it’s important to my older daughters whom take great care in taking care of their little brother to so be able to share these happy times with My son Robert - giving Hope and happiness is Hopekids!
This charity has been amazing for my daughter. It’s very hard when your child doesn’t have normal kid days. They wonder why they are on machines and have to take meds with every meal etc. This organization gives them a chance to do activities and make them feel special . Thank you for all you do!!
My family has been able to have so much fun because of HopeKids! We have access to a calendar full of options to add fun and hope to our own calendar at home!
Hopekids has really helped our girls come out of their shells. We love that Events where our girls are given the opportunity to do things that typical children can do but in a safe and nurturing environment! It gives my daughters hope that one day they will be accepted by everyone.
Hopekids has opened up a whole new world for our family. Allowing us to do fun family events that include families that get us. We don’t have to explain medical stuff or feel bad for certain things everyone just gets everyone. The opportunity to do things we wouldn’t be able to afford as well as seeing a better Minnesota. The staff is so kind and attentive and thoughtful. We are beyond blessed to be a part of this great organization.
we are so blessed to be apart of Hopekids. we have been with hopekids for 7 years! we've met so many families and friends. I love the events because we all get it. The events we get to go to we feel so blessed and honored as we wouldn't be able to do them it gets us out as a family. we love relentless thats one of our favorite events and hope kids festival. I love seeing the excitement on my kids faces when we are at an event.
thanks for all you do we are so blessed to be with this group its our 2nd family who understands everything everyone is so nice and caring
Michael,Amy, Lydia and Kaleb Lockman
Luke LOVES HopeKids! They are so supportive & kind! The events make him feel included & happy! Thanks to HopeKids Luke & our family get to enjoy outings that we may not be able to do otherwise. I also love the prayers that they provide for the kids. The hospital visits are also great!
I am a single mom with 5 kids and we love all the events HopeKids gives our family. It allows me to thinhs with all of them and individually based on their interests. My kids all look forward to these events and are always asking me when the next one is.
Hopekids sets up fun experiences for families at no cost which is amazing. More importantly then that they bring together a group of people that don't stare at my son and point fingers they just except him.
Good afternoon my Hope Kid is Seth. He was diagnosed with an inoperable Astrocytoma brain tumor in the 3rd ventricle on Oct 31. 2016. We were introduced to Hope Kids in the summer of 2017. Hope Kids events bring memories that I'm able to make with him when he is able to attend. We have never had a bad experience while attending an event hosted by Hope Kids,their staff is top notch and ready and willing to help at the dtop of a dime.
So if you're looking to contribute to a nonprofit organization look no further Hope Kids does so much for so many.
I hope that one day I can give back to this great organization.
Hopekids is a life changer for our family! We absolutely LOVE Hopekids! Having special needs children is a challenge. However, getting family relief and doing family fun activities together, in an environment that others understand your struggles, is amazing. We feel spoiled by Hopekids and their donors.
We just joined recently. We gone to 2 events and it is so nice to able to do fun things with my family that normally we wouldn't be able to. It's also nice to meet other families that understand what it's like to have a child go through the things my son has.
HopeKids Kansas City has an amazing mission to bring hope to the WHOLE family that has a child suffering from a life-threatening disease. HopeKids Kansas City does this with exciting, meaningful and tailored events year-round that may be attended by the families at no cost to them, and are brought to them through a team of generous volunteers and a local two-member leadership team. HopeKids Kansas City works nonstop to make excellent connections and discover opportunities for our HopeKids and their families to create wonderful memories together, find community and develop relationships with other families whose children have similar illnesses.
Hope kids is amazing! Our family is so thankful for the opportunity's hopekids had given us! Due to medical bills we would never be able to do family events that hopekids have provided! We are so grateful and thankful for hopekids
Hipekids is so awesome! They offer so many different opportunities to go to really fun events. Our family doesn't get out much and it is difficult to find room for my son's huge stroller. But through Hopekids we were able to go to a NHL hockey game and be in a suite that allowed enough room for our family. It was so great to do something fun together!! They offer opportunities to go to concerts, sporting events, movies and all kinds of different things. They also help with gift cards at Christmas time. They are so amazing!
Having a child diagnosed with a scary life threatening illness is horrible. You feel alone and lost in a sea of what ifs. Hopekids is a shining guiding light in that sea. They provide fantastic outings and events to take your mind off of the medical craziness that becomes your life but it's so much more than that. Its other parents you relate to, its other kids like your child in some small way, and its support on your darkest days. Hopekids gives us a safe spot to find our feet and gives us much needed things to look forward to between doctors and clinics and meds schedules. It is a little bit of hope when you need it most and memories to last a lifetime when a lifetime isn't guaranteed.
The HopeKids Kansas City Chapter is amazing. The presence that they have made in their first year, serving Hope kids and their families is incredible. The company that I work for has hosted a few events, where Hope Kids and their families have come into our office and I can't say enough about the impact that these events have had on me. Seeing a child's eyes light up with excitement, especially when they are dealing with a difficult medical journey is something you never forget. I love that siblings are always a part of the events, too, because including them is so important! I have also had the pleasure of volunteering at a few events, which are always a blast. I look forward to continuing to be involved with this organization!
HopeKids is a phenomenal organization that takes families that haven't had an easy path and shows them they are loved and that it is okay to have a lot of fun. The Kansas City Chapter of HopeKids is exceptional in its organization and breadth of opportunities. Kerrie and Whitney, the small, but mighty staff, are incredible at bringing smiles to the faces of all our member families.
HopeKids KC has been a beacon of light during dark times for my family. Over the last year my daughter has battled relapsed leukemia. Though it was many years ago, we have been here before and knew how difficult the journey would be. It's hard to explain all of the ways that HopeKids has helped ease our journey, but here are just a few.
When our daughter has felt sick, HopeKids events have given her something to look forward to. No doubt some days she would have spent in bed if it were not for a HopeKids event that evening.
Marriage is tough in any circumstance, but even more so under the stress of having a sick child. HopeKids gave my husband and I many date nights. No planning ahead, no money spent, just one on one time doing something fun. Definitely helped strengthen our marriage.
We have a younger son. A sibling of a sick kid has to endure a lot, but they rarely get the sympathy or attention. HopeKids has been a major blessing for him and has allowed us to do special activities, just for hi.
This is an amazing organization. I have had the pleasure of attending many of the experiences that Kansas City Chapter has put on over the past 1.5 years. The experiences Hopekids provides to these families is remarkable. Every event I have attended I get to see the joy on all the kids faces because of the fun they are having and the smiles from the families because they are able to enjoy a time with family that otherwise would not be possible without Hopekids. They really do change lives.
HopeKids has allowed our family of 6 to attend numerous events within the community at no expanse to our family. The financial burden that comes with having two HopeKids while trying to do fun activities (movies, bowling, the zoo, sporting events, concerts, etc) as a family is often too much for us. HopeKids allows us to do family centered activities that create memories without causing any financial stress for my husband and I. Most of our four children’s best childhood memories are because of HopeKids.
HopeKids is a true blessing! They've allowed our family to do things that we could never financially afford to do because of two children with severe/life-threatening medical conditions. The staff is amazing; the love, support, kindness, and constant prayers remind us that we are not alone in our daily struggles.
A hopekids north Texas event was one of the first we attended after my son was diagnosed with cancer. 3 years later we are still in treatment and doing well. We are still attending events but also volunteer for events as well as have become a monthly donor.
We are rather new to HopeKids. This evening, we attended our very first Hopekids event - the Marvel Universe Live show at the Pepsi Center! My 5 year old cancer kid jumped, shouted and sprayed imaginary webs as Spiderman. He had the best time and so did we!
This 2.5 evening of fun and excitement was such a welcome reprieve from the drudgery of cancer treatment. Thank you so much, HopeKids!
Hope Kids is such a wonderful organization. They bring such fun events for our kids going through hospital stays, medical visits, and dealing with major medical health issues. My daughter wouldn't be able to attend the plays or concerts, or movies, with me being a single divorced parent and major bills. And the joy she gets from events, is worth so much to both of us, for giving her time to just enjoy being a kid. Hope Kids Staff also comes to see our kids in the hospital and brings a little gift, which is always appreciated. Another great thing is getting to make friendships with other medically complex kids, families. We have made some wonderful friendships and have become like a family with a few of the families.
My daughter is a Hope Kid. I am a single parent, and on disability myself. Hope Kids has provided my daughter the opportunity to see plays, movies, concerts, as well as many other opportunities. We would never be able to do any of these things between our low income and all of the medical stuff we have going on. She sees so many specialists, and she has such bad daily pain, that these events give her something to look forward to doing that is fun. Hope Kids also gives her the opportunity to be with other children who are also dealing with complex medical issues, and there is an understanding of what this type of life consists of daily. One of the greatest Hope Kids events was having Hope Kid families come and see her perform in the musical, Big Fish, at MCC. Her hopes and dreams are to make it on stage on Broadway. We love our Hope Kid family, and the support that they provide our family, and the other wonderful Hope Kid families.
I've been fortunate enough to volunteer with HopeKids in not one, but two of their chapters. The work they do for these families is truly outstanding. I work in the medical field and see what these kids endure through their treatment, HopeKids is such a bright spot during the tough days. I love HopeKids and feel blessed to volunteer for such a special organization. Keep up the great work!
HopeKids has helped our family be "normal" when our day to day was anything but. They gave given our children a chance to remember how to be children when cancer wanted to take over everything. I have never felt love for complete strangers the way I felt love from Lisa and Howie the first time I met them and every time since!! HopeKids gave our family hope in a time when despair could have easily take over!
HopeKids provides, families going through medical battles, fun outings with children and families who understand. HopeKids provides love and hope!
Hope Kids provides fun, free events for kids with life threatening illness that are a much needed break from the daily grind of hospitals, appointments, therapies, and medications. We have enjoyed fun events such as a movie premier, a monster truck show, carnivals and we are seeing a marvel super heros show next week. Our family calendar is full of fun because of Hope Kids.
We have been so blessed to have the opportunity to get out and enjoy family events with other family's who can relate to what we are going through. This organization is a true Godsend.
My son, Santiago is a Hopekid in the North Texas chapter. This organization is amazing and go above and beyond for the families. Making activities possible. So grateful for the organization and the team members that always keep us updated!!!