Entries by jakeferreira

In Memoriam: Chris Laursen

We were heartbroken to learn that Chris Laursen recently passed away following a courageous battle against cancer.   Chris grew up on Martha’s Vineyard (MA) and was known throughout the community for his kind heart, positivity, sense of humor, soccer skills, and exceptional computer science talents. He grew up to be a professional designer and developer, […]

HSF & Martin O’Neil Cancer Center

Hope Strengthens Foundation is proud to announce the establishment of a pilot project with the Martin O’Neil Cancer Center. As a part of this project, we are sponsoring patients who recently completed cancer treatment and are preparing to regain their full health. A customized wellness program is designed that allows patients to re-establish the physical […]

Jeremy Scheffer

Growing up on Martha’s Vineyard, Jeremy Scheffer spent his days at his family run seafood market and on the boat with his grandfather, where he quickly learned everything there was to know about life on the ocean. As an avid supporter of sustainable aquaculture, Jeremy discovered that oyster farming would allow him to spend his […]

Remy Tufts

Recently, Hope Strengthens Foundation (HSF) had the privilege of connecting with the family of four-year old Remy Tufts. We are grateful to Remy’s mom Julie for drafting the following post that introduces their story: About a month before Remy’s 4th Birthday we noticed he had a lot of bruises on his legs. He is a […]

A special gift for Rob Jones

Earlier this year, HSF reconnected with Mr. Tom Cartlidge, the driving force behind the Olsen-Stelzer Boot Company. Mr. Cartlidge is a Vietnam veteran and custom boot maker who, for the past several years, has given back to fellow veterans by crafting custom made cowboy boots for military amputees and other wounded warriors. As you may recall, […]

“All Mighty Brycey”

It is with deep sadness that we learned of the passing of Bryce Derosier last month due to complications from mitochondrial disease and liver failure. Bryce was the son Jeremy and Jamie and the brother to 3-year-old sister Aubriella, who also battles mitochondrial disease. Jeremy is an officer with the Taunton Police Department and in […]

Laurel Pearl Bares

It is with broken hearts that we learned sweet Laurel Pearl Bares passed away on June 15th. In the midst of her battle against neuroblastoma, the family recently received the dreadful news of a new diagnosis – mixed lineage leukemia, which was caused from one of the initial chemotherapy drugs Laurel received last year. After evaluating all […]

Thank You!

Thank you to the players, sponsors, volunteers, and donors for your incredible support of the 6th Annual Hope Strengthens Foundation Charity Golf Outing! Your generosity allows us to provide critical financial support directly to individuals and families facing life-threatening illness or recovering from traumatic injuries.   Official Sponsors Title Sponsor: Dell EMC Platinum Sponsor: Presidio […]

Dell EMC title sponsor for annual charity outing

We are thrilled to announce that Dell EMC is the title sponsor for the 2018 Hope Strengthens Foundation Charity Golf Outing scheduled for Monday, May 21st at Walpole Country Club. Hope Strengthens Foundation is honored to partner with Dell EMC, an organization committed to driving human progress by putting their technology and expertise to work […]

Chris Laursen

Originally hailing from Martha’s Vineyard (MA), Chris Laursen is web designer and developer who currently resides in Tuxedo, NY. Recently, Chris received a scan that revealed he has a soft-tissue sarcoma, which has spread to his lungs. He has an incredibly positive attitude and is already marching forward on his journey to beat cancer. Chris […]