Celebrating Michael

We received the difficult news that after nearly 10 months post-bone marrow transplant, Michael Scala has relapsed. The leukemia remains aggressive and while Michael's fight continues, his family and friends are focused on celebrating the…

Back in the saddle!

After battling an illness, Neil Hajjar was back in the saddle at his Mane Stream hippotherapy session. This innovative therapy uses horseback riding as a therapeutic or rehabilitative treatment, especially as a means of improving coordination,…

Patrick continues his fight

Patrick is fighting his brain cancer daily and is still holding strong. This past week, Patrick and his wife traveled back to Duke University for additional tests and meetings with his doctors. The good news is that the tumor hasn't increased…

Delivering Hope & Strength

See our latest update to donors & supporters here: Delivering Hope & Strength

An update on Patrick

Since sharing Patrick's story earlier this summer, he and his wife, Stephanie visited Duke University to explore further treatment options. They decided to participate in a PVS-RIPO trial, otherwise referred to as the Polio trial, to battle…

#KCANCER with The Jimmy Fund & Dana Farber Cancer Institute

For the past 15 years, The Jimmy Fund has teamed up with WEEI Sports Radio Network, New England Sports Network (NESN), and the Boston Red Sox for an annual Radio-Telethon to strike out cancer. On on Monday, Aug. 29th they kicked off a 36-hour…

A Challenge Answered!

Last month, we shared a story about our efforts to support Michael Scala. We've had the privilege of covering medical bills and care expenses as he battles back against leukemia. We also met Michael in-person at the Ronald McDonald House…

Meet Patrick Erwin

Patrick Erwin and his wife Stephanie have six kids, three of whom are adopted. Their lives revolve around gymnastics, baseball, and birthday parties. In 2015, Patrick had a grand mal seizure at work. The doctors discovered a brain tumor.…

Matt is on the move!

Thanks to our donors, we recently funded a project to construct a path from Matt Feighner's front door on the top floor to the back door on the lower level of his house. Without this path, Matt's wheelchair would easily get stuck in the dirt…

Helping Michael Beat Cancer

Thanks to support from our donors, Hope Strengthens Foundation (HSF) has been privileged to assist 11-year old Michael Scala in his fight against leukemia. Earlier this month, HSF co-founder Jake Ferreira was joined by fellow U. S. Coast…