My family and I were blessed by the kindness and selflessness of Bobbi and John Robinson with Unity when our dog went missing in Uniontown, PA. They are such a wonderful couple with a wonderful charity, full of love and light, looking to help make others lives better and more fulfilling.
My Mom, Debi, was diagnoised with Stage 4 Small Cell Carcinoma and was given 1 month to live when she was released from the hospital. She came home and was put into Hospice Care. Her main nurse was John Robinson. A very sweet, caring, witty man with a huge smile and bubbly personality. He knew exactly how to handle my mother. LOL! He was very compassionate with the family and helped us understand the entire process. He also, happened to be one of the founders of a nonprofit organization, Unity A Journey for Hope. He and his wife started the organization to grant individuals facing life ending illnesses a last wish. He asked my Mom if he could grant her a wish. She was so honored to be given such a gift. I have no words to describe how elated I was to hear that the impossible was going to be possible. He truly wanted to see my mom happy. To see her enjoy the last weeks of her life. He arranged for everything that my sister and I needed to take my mom to New Jersey for a week. My mom got to enjoy playing with my kids and my husband made all of her favorite meals. After a couple days, Leslie, Mom and I set off for a girls trip to Atlantic City. We stayed in an amazing condo that overlooked the water. Mom loved that she could see a lighthouse out of her bedroom window. We rode the tram up and down the Boardwalk just looking at the sites, collected sand and ocean water in bottles so she could take home. We did a lot of people watching and even had drinks on the beach. It was an amazing time. Unfortunately, we had to cut the trip short by 2 days because Mom wasn’t feeling so great and I wanted to get in back home to be in the care of her Hospice nurses. My Mom passed less than a week later, on August 9th. Exactly one month from her leaving the hospital, as the doctor predicted.
Because of John and his organization, my family was able to create the best last memories with my Mom. I am forever grateful. I know God put John into my mom and I's life..... I will be eternally grateful.
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I'm a volunteer for Unity A Journey Of Hope. Its been a rewarding experience. I've met and worked with so many wonderful people. I've had the pleasure of meeting wish recipients and seeing first hand the lives they change. They really do change lives one wish at a time.
I was involved in a recent fundraiser for Unity. I was so impressed by all the help from all volunteers in attendance. Unity gives so much of themselves so they can give to others. When they say " Changing Lives One Wish at a Time" , they really mean it.
This is a great organization. They grant wishes to terminally ill adults.. They are so loving and caring. Wish there were more like them. God bless you all.
This organization granted my mother a wish to meet Bruce Springsteen back in 2012. We still talk about that moment years later. What this organization was able to do for not only my mother but my family is something I can't thank them enough for. If you are looking for an organization to support,I can assure you there is no other organization more deserving. These people are angels on earth. What they do every day for people they have never met is incredible. I hope this organization is able to grant wishes and changes lives for years to come. They will always have my families support.
After my Mom passed away about 5 years ago I saw a post Facebook. The post was about a wish this group was trying to grant for a man that was dying from cancer. I contacted Bobbi and told her i would like to donate money for the wish. She asked me to come help with the wish so i could see what they are all about, and why they do what they do. Not only did Unity change that man's life, but that day it changed mine. I've learned to appreciate and enjoy the time that we are given on this earth, and to appreciate those we love. Bobbi and John have become like family to me and treat their volintegers as part of their family. I am proud to be a part of this organization and the work they do. The smiles on the faces of the wish recipients is priceless. Unity helps them forget about tgeir disease, if only for a day. They truly do change lives one wish at a time.
Small town people with big city dreams! Unity is filled with so many people who have compassion, and love to help others. John and Bobbie couldn't have been more perfect for the job they do! ❤️
I cant say enough about Unity a Journey of Hope. They are amazing and work so hard to make a persons wish happen. In 2010 they granted my daughter ashley her wish of seeing Josh Turner. My daughter has a chromosomal and heart issues. We will never forget what they did for us. John and Bobbi work so very hard to help others. Thank you for all you do.
An excellent nonprofit that grants wishes for people with life limiting illnesses. They accomplish this with few volunteers and funds.
I've been a volunteer with Unity A Journey Of Hope for a while and all the care and countless hours all the volunteers put in for wishes and events never goes unnoticed. There are always thank yous at the end of the wish or event. It's amazing that this organization started with only 2 people and they got the job done. It's an amazing feeling knowing that I am a part of an organization that truely care about other people.
I have been a volunteer since 2013. I have had the privilege to attend and help with a number of wishes over the past 4 years and to see the smiles on the faces of our clients is so amazing. It's nice to know we can help them forget about being sick if only for a moment. Please consider donating to this awesome organization if you can't monetarily then volunteer! It all helps bring more wishes to more people in need.
Unity a journey of hope is exactly that!!! Bobbi and John Robinson are fantastic people doing wonderful things for those who are overlooked by most other nonprofits.
This wonderful organization not only granted us a wish, they gave us back a semblance of normal. Gave us a week of laughter, love and family time and made us forget all things cancer for a time. They also personally called me and built me up when I needed it most. I will never forget you or what you did for my family, especially the smiles you put on my girls faces that cancer had erased for so long. If you are looking to make a difference donate to Unity. Every penny will go right where you intend it ,not in the organizations pocket. I can never thank you enough !
How do you put into words the gratefulness you feel when God places selfless, wonderful people in your life?
John and Bobbi Robinson are exactly that.
I have been battling cancer for three years now. My children were aged 7 and 11 when I got diagnosed and have seen things and worried about things a child should never have to.
My condition was so bad that I couldn't even have physical closeness with them for over a year.
John heard about my story and contacted me. He and his wife worked tirelessly until they were able to send my family away from all things cancer for awhile.
It rejuvenated us and reminded us what life feels like besides cancer.
They have been great friends and have talked me through some rough things.
I will be forever grateful for the smiles and laughter placed on my families faces, I haven't seen that carefree look in a long time!
If you are able to donate to this organization can personally attest that they will make s difference in someone's life.
They certainly have in mine !
Unity, a Journey of Hope are amazing group of people!! I couldnt not be more thankful for them to come into our lives and help my mom's dream come too. She got to meet Rascal Flatts in person. She has been battling small cell carcinoma lung cancer for 2 years. She has been through radiation, chemotherapy , brain surgery ( as it spread ), hospital stays, etc. a rough road for her and to see something like this happen to her after all the bad has been amazing. She was the happiest ive seen her for a long time. It meant so much not only to her but to her whole family. Rascal Flatts pointed to my mom.. said her name and sang to her " my wish " . Moments like that we will forever cherish. THANK YOU to everyone who made this possible!! ❤️
Unity of hope is an amazing organization, my sister Tammy has stage 4 small cell carsonomia for the past 2 years she has been in the battle of her life she has had all the treatment she can get and her cancer is still spreading through her chest and twice to her brain she has had 2 tumors removed from her brain she is truly the strongest person I know and amazing fighter, unity ask her what her one wish was an she said to meet rascal flatts in person and they made her wish come true. Not only did they do this amazing thing for my sister and made her wish come true but they also made her family's wish come true as well by seeing her smile and be happy that whole day was so priceless an amazing I will never be able to thank unity of hope enough for doing this amazing meet an greet with my sister favorite country singers.. and I wanna thank you rascal flatts for giving my sister and awesome experience and keeping her in your prayers!! The Groves family is so thankful for everything !! Bobbi and john robinson you truly are amazing we love you both !!♡♡
How truly grateful I am to have met John and Bobbi Robinson. God made sure I was supposed to meet these wonderful people .They say people come into your life for a reason and now I know the magic of his power. I am just passing my third year battle with small cell lung cancer with mets to the brain, It has been a long rough road but I still continue to fight.
Unity a Journey of hope granted me the best wish I could have ever received. 1 week in Selbyville , Delaware . (It is right on the border of OC Maryland) My husband and I never did get a real honeymoon so this of course was the ultimate wish for me !!!! We stayed at a wonderful beach house at Mallard lakes.
The trip was great!! Lots of beach time !! The ocean is my favorite place . Lots of fishing, lots and lots of wonderful sites to see. and LOTS OF FOOD! I was amazed at how much country was there, I soaked in all I could in 1 week. It was so great to be able to feel the sand between my toes and hold my husbands hand and have his heart. I appreciated all the things you had given us. I prayed several times thanking the Good Lord for the kindness of John and Bobbi for giving me this wish and the wonderful time. I wish somehow I could have just froze time .
Thank you to Unity a journey of Hope and to all who volunteer their time to this exceptional organization. I will never forget the most wonderful week of my life and will forever be grateful for all you did for myself and my husband God bless all of you!! Edie And Jeff Rice
While battling cancer for the third time, Unity provided my want, need and desire to sit on the beach with the wind on my face and feet in the sand. It gave me the renewed strength to keep up the fight. Words can't thank them enough. God bless you both for the things you are doing. How can you rate them anything less than a five star. They give expecting nothing in return.
Our mother has passed away but Unity granted her last wish of having all her kids together for one last meal. Unity provided a beautiful meal and we shared it together in her honor. Thank you unity for loving our mother and for supporting her.
Unity provides my daughter Stacey with her wish to meet race car driver Kasey Kahne.I had been trying to make this happen for her without any luck.Contacted John at Unity one evening,he got right on it.Within 2 days he had it all set up for my daughter! I was in tears When I received the call saying when and where the meeting would take place.Just let me say as a mother of a daughter who wanted this so badly ,Unity made this happen for her.Seeing the smile on her face when Kasey came out will stay in my heart forever.There are no non profits out there that make wishes come true for adults but Unity does and John never stop till he makes it happen.This group is like no other the way Grant wishes to adults who also deserve their wish to come true as well.Thank you John at Unity for putting a smile on my daughter's face something I hadn't seen along while.You all ROCK.God Bless!
Unity may be changing lives one wish at a time but they have changed my life more than you can imagine by letting me volunteer to help make these wishes come true. These people have the biggest hearts of anyone I have ever known!
In 2014 we found out my husband who was only 34 at the time has congestive heart failure that his heart was only working 10%. We were devastated! He coded twice and was on life support we didn't know if he would come back to us or not and by the blessing of God he did. He than got the LVAD (left ventricular assist device) that helps pump the blood flow to his heart and was put on the heart transplant list. We just took it day by day and never knew what would come our way. He has always wanted to take me and our children to the beach since he has never been there and our children who are 4 and 6 also never been there. But when he got sick he is not able to work again at least not until he gets his new heart and then there after we really don't know if he will be able to, its just a hope and a pray, so we thought our chances to take a family vacation to the beach was gone. Until one day Unity a Journey of Hope came into our lives and changed it so much. They made that dream come true for us. They blessed us with a weeks vacation to Ocean City Maryland to have that vacation and that dream that we thought we would never be able to have. We are so thankful to Bobbi and John and every single person that helped make it a dream come true for us. The memories we made, the time we got to spend together and show our babies the beach and the ocean and do all the fun exciting things we were able to do was priceless. I can not thank them enough for what they have done for my family its something we thought we would not be able to do being my husband is sick but now we did and we have those memories forever that will last a lifetime!! My husband is also a big fan of Chuck Norris and when we met Bobbi and John they surprised my husband with an picture of Chuck Norris and he had wrote a note on there to my husband. When Will opened that and seen it he was so shocked and happy and never thought he would get something like that from one of his idols. My husband doesn't cry or tear up much but that day he did and to see that made me so emotional and happy for him.. Because of Unity A Journey of Hope this amazing blessing happened to my family and if it was not for them we may never got to experience and see everything we did and have the memories we now have! They touched our hearts and we are forever grateful for them!!! From The Robison's
I would like to thank John and Bobbi for the compassion you have to go out of your way.To grant wishes to people. How awesome is that. My Husband Andy Kubiak had Gliobastoma brain cancer. And his wish was to see Jerome Bettis. And to be on his Show. You two made that wish come true. When we got the call that we were going to go watch the show Andy was very excited. When we arrived at the station John was there waiting for us. It was time to meet Jerome. the look on Andy's face was priceless. Andy got to spend sometime with Jerome he let him try the superbowl ring on . What a nice guy. After the show started Jerome spoke of Andy like a friend throughout the tapping. Then we got to go to Jerome's grill and we ate in his private room. The food was amazing. For one night through this terrible battle with cancer.we got to enjoy ourselves without thinking about it for one night. Cannot Thank you enough for everything. God bless.