Alesha’s Story of Hope

Nov 29, 2010 | Uncategorized

Alesha is her mother’s “little angel.”

She was born with profound intellectual impairment, cerebral palsy, seizure disorder and cortical blindness.

And although Alesha faces challenges other mothers’ little angels do not have to face, her mother could not be prouder and could not love her daughter any more.

She writes, “Alesha is the love of my life. We were together every day for her first twelve years. She just has become so grown up since she moved to Hope.”

“The Hope Institute has done so many things for my daughter. She’s learned skills that foster independence. She’s learned to be patient and share with other children. She’s happy every day now and wants to do everything for herself. She has so many new friends!”

Since 1957, The Hope Institute has been caring for children like Alesha, who struggle with multiple disabilities and significant intellectual impairments. But we depend on the generosity of caring donors like you to provide these special children with the hopeful futures they deserve – hopeful futures filled with independence, joy and happiness.

Thank you for opening your heart to the special needs of Hope’s children and for considering a gift to The Hope Institute during this season of hope, joy and promise.

Alesha and all of our boys and girls thank you for bringing Hope into their young lives.

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