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Providing a Lifeline

by Jane Eppard | 12.05.2020

God has a way of wrapping things up and putting a beautiful bow on it.

From the beginning of our married life, we believed in giving back to the people, organizations, and community we hold so dear.  We have found that when you give of your time, talent, and resources, you truly receive so much more than you give. Children and families have always held a very special place in our hearts, so supporting Family Hope Foundation just made sense to us. 

God has a way of wrapping things up and putting a beautiful bow on it. For us that beautiful gift, came in May of 2015, and it was the birth of our precious grandson, Kruger Nicholas, who was born with Down syndrome. As with many situations, unless you have experienced it firsthand, you do not and cannot truly understand the emotions, concerns, possible isolation, and fears, that a new diagnosis may bring. Families may feel isolated and need to know they are not alone in this journey. Furthermore, having a child with special needs can be overwhelming both emotionally and financially.

Clearly to have an organization like the Family Hope Foundation is an added lifeline for so many families in our community!  Whether it is the scholarships given to help ease the financial burden, so a parent can send their child to a life changing therapy;  or attending one of the organization’s special events that are both affordable and accommodating; or the wealth of information and resources the organization provides, the mission and work of Family Hope Foundation is a gift to our community.

Our area of West Michigan is a fabulous place to live, work, and raise families. Family Hope Foundation is a huge asset to our area by helping some of the most precious children and families live fuller and richer lives!  We cannot wait to see how these children will grow up and enrich our community! We are thinking, we will be the ones blessed by their presence in our lives!

Scott and Mary Nykerk