April 23, 2018

Rachel Stepien of Buffalo, NY has a message to all of us after spending a few hours with friends picking up trash today (Earth Day). Her main message - STOP LITTERING.

"It was just over an hour of walking the neighborhood that gifted us with 13 full bags of trash.

That i...

April 17, 2018

Attention supporters of #HopeRises – we were alerted to a mother’s request for birthday cards for her daughter, Zoe, who is turning 41 THIS SATURDAY, April 21st.

Zoe was diagnosed with MS, and is not doing well. She is now wheelchair bound and is unable to swallow...

April 17, 2018

Jessica Johnston of Buffalo, NY had the typical 9-5 office life, after graduating from college in 2014, but she was miserable. She knew she needed a change, but she wasn't sure what...she wasn't sure how. 

That was when she saw a Dawn commercial highlighting volunteers...

April 15, 2018

"Wiley and I were best buds. I got him in 2004 at just 3-months-old, and my parents adopted his sister, Oreo (pictured below). My husband and I met in 2009 and married in August 2014. Wiley and my husband's dog, Gaucho, were supposed to be in the wedding, but in July o...

April 15, 2018

A message from the incredibly strong Angelica Beiter about competing in her first ever beauty pageant and coming home with the crown.

How? She was her authentic self. She wasn't ashamed of any of her battles, and faced them head on with grace and beauty. 

We admire...

April 12, 2018

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, let's remember the survivors, their loves ones, as well as the ones who didn't return. Thanks to contributing writer, Vilona Trachtenberg for her thoughts on this incredibly emotional day. 

The tumult of the Holocaust left millions of famil...

April 12, 2018

Hope Rises initially covered the story about Jacob Monday, an Albany area teenager who has decided to end his cancer treatment after nearly two years of fighting for his life. 

He has instead chosen to live life to the fullest and check experiences off his bucket list....

April 10, 2018

Evie Lux - such a beautiful name for an even more beautiful baby. 

She was born on March 18, 2018. Her proud parents, Chris and Christina swaddled her in a hospital blanket and adorned her tiny head with a bow. Everything was picture perfect for the parents and their lo...

April 9, 2018

A pre-teen from the Albany, NY region was victim to bullying so severe that she contemplated taking her life. Morgan's mother, Susan turned to her Facebook friends requesting that kindness be sent to her daughter.

She never expected that it would lead to international l...

April 9, 2018

How does fitness and a healthier lifestyle impact a cancer diagnosis? 

Hope Rises spoke with Christopher Zaluski of Buffalo, NY about his journey. Read about his amazing results. 

"Was it the big C? That was the first thing that popped into my mind when my doctor...

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