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Review for Inheritance of Hope , Pisgah Forest, NC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Inheritance of Hope is one of the most incredible organization's I have ever had the privilege of becoming associated with. As a wife and mother with stage iv metastatic breast cancer, time is of the essence for us. My family was chosen for an incredible Orlando vacation all expenses paid in the middle of January. I can attest leaving Wisconsin in January is gift enough, but the warmth and love shown to my family is hands down the most incredible take away one will receive. This organization does exactly what they say "Every family deserves a legacy". Provides families with the opportunity to digest all the different pieces of the diagnosis of a terminal illness. Figuring out where and what one might like their legacy to be is a bit overwhelming. This organizations gives you the tools you may need to begin this herculean effort. They also give your family memories of a lifetime!
Not only are the theme parks offered to families but every day age-appropriate group counseling is given to your kids by kind-hearted, loving people. In addition, patients and their spouses are also given an opportunity for daily group therapy as well. Meeting other families with similar struggles while being able to share with each other is incredible. For the first time since my diagnosis, I felt like I truly "belonged" somewhere. My kids felt a part of something so BIG, so UNIQUE, the lasting effect is difficult to even articulate. Now the some of the most kind-hearted, gentle, loving volunteers and staff. This organization is unbelievable. From the logistics of coordinating flights for 23 families to and from Orlando to a night out for kids and parents. All of this seamlessly executed like a fine symphony - well, it takes people who love what they are doing (almost all volunteers). It is amazing. I have never seen anything quite like it. Our family is forever changed by the kindness and love shown. But- also by the connections we made with other families. Watching Deric Milligan close out this retreat was an unbelievable gift. Milligan and his children are some of the most gracious, forgiving, peaceful people I have ever had the opportunity to meet. This organization will change your life and the lives of your kids and spouse. - - Kate Hackett Baer

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