So, I'm telling this story for my sister, Hope...

She is 39 and has been diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer that has now spread to her lymph nodes. She started chemo last week. If things go as planned, she will do chemo for 4.5 months, then radiation daily and then an intensive drug program for 6 months. 

Hope and Josh have 3 kiddos--Asher (8), Kiran (6) and Clara (5). Josh is a teacher and Hope works three jobs. To date, she has been teaching Spanish and music part- time and waitressing. Due to her treatment regimen for the next year,  the doctor does not recommend or think she will be able to continue working.

Thankfully Hope and Josh's local community is helping with prayers, kids, some meals and housing for our family who is staying across the street with neighbors. I am also blessed to have just stepped down from my job, so I will be spending more time with her and my mom will be spending more time in Colorado as well. However, I wanted to post this GoFundMe "Hope4Hope" page to ask for help in filling the gap in support over the next year.

My commitment is to give $500 per month ($6,000) and the rest of my family is funding her nutrient/supplement restoration plan.  


Currently, Hope contributes approximately $1,500 per month to their family income. Unfortunately, their expenses are going up due to additional travel for treatments and a new deductible of $3,000 each year.

Hope's lost income for 1 year:
$1,500 x 12 months = $18,000

Gas to travel to and from doctor visits:
$100 x 12 months = $1,200

Total Need: $19,200 

Please know that every encouraging word, text, note, prayer or any form of support makes a difference! There are days that are full of pain and truly exhausting.

Hope's cell is: [phone redacted]
Hope's email is: [email redacted]
Hope's address is: 24 Croton Ct., Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

With true gratitude and "Hope4Hope"

Just a note: At times, things are a bit overwhelming.  So, if you send a text or note to Hope, she may not be able to respond. But, it doesn't mean, you didn't make her day or her week!


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