January 16, 2020

Shelby Wuerfel took a life-changing trip to Tanzania, a country in Africa sandwiched between Kenya, Uganda, the Congo and Zambia. It is the home of Mount Kilimanjaro, and other picturesque views that motivate many travelers to visit for sightseeing and adventure.


December 21, 2019

Kringle loves to cozy up and sleep soundly, now that he knows he is safe in a home with a loving family this Christmas.

Covered in scars, Kringle arrived to the foster home of Amy Benko this week wildly nervous and also inquisitive. Amy says she doesn't believe that he...

December 15, 2019

This story falls close to home for the #HopeRises family - one of our best friend's suffered an immense loss in the passing of 35-year-old Katie McEvoy - a young wife, well-loved friend and all around beautiful soul with an infectious spirit for living life to the full...

December 13, 2019

It’s been six years that a tight-knit friend group out of North Tonawanda, NY decided to commit their December weekends to giving back in a creative way.

Jacob Brosius explains.

“We were sitting at our favorite bar one-night brainstorming about the perfect way to make pe...

December 11, 2019

Kind Quilts gives immense happiness to seriously ill adults and children around the world with the production and distribution of patchwork quilts. 

It is their motto that while they can't heal the sick, they strive to warm hearts and souls with a tangible gift of love...

November 3, 2019

When I met Shane in March of 2017, I knew right away that he was my forever. Shane had a 3 yr old son and definitely wanted more children. We fell hard and fast. I expressed to him that I had been diagnosed with PCOS and that it may impact me getting pregnant. Fully on...

October 18, 2019

Eric Pieszala is speaking out about his journey fighting breast cancer with the intent to raise awareness about breast cancer in males, and that although it is rare, it is possible. His honest story of courage and love encourages everyone that they are never alone in t...

October 11, 2019

It is our honor to introduce you to a true miracle. His name is Theodore Richard, and he was given a grim diagnosis even before birth.

His parents have held onto faith, love...and carry them through the tribulations. Here is his inspiring story and here is how...

October 1, 2019

Mercedes Wilson has been a friend of the Hope Rises movement nearly since the beginning of our inception, and it has been our sincere pleasure to witness the work she is doing for women and young women in our community. 

For Our Daughters is a nonprofit aimed to educate...

September 22, 2019

Even before Pandora was born, her mom, Shauna, was alerted that something wasn't right.

"We learned at our gender ultrasound (20-weeks) that things looked strange, and a specialized doctor diagnosed her with Holt-Oram Syndrome," Shauna explains. 

Holt-Oram is a genetic d...

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