Brionna’s Story of Hope
Brionna is a beautiful, energetic girl with a smile that lights up a room.
But she also has a rare disorder that causes seizures and intellectual disabilities. So, every day presents serious challenges for her.
About two years ago, Brionna’s mother, Diane, was running out of options. Three different schools couldn’t help her daughter. No day care would accept her. Diane had to quit her job. She ran out of money. Then the eviction notice came.
Determined to do the right thing for Brionna, Diane called Hope. “It was the hardest decision I’ve ever made,” she admits. “But I knew Hope was the only place my daughter would get the quality care she really needs.”
Hope offers Brionna exactly what she needs – a structured, consistent schedule, speech therapy, on-site school and staff who care for, understand and love her around the clock.
Because of the kindness of caring friends like you, Brionna is now busy learning and building skills toward independence. She’s a Girl Scout, plays on the baseball team and attends church – experiences Diane once thought impossible for her daughter.
When Brionna recently said “I love you” to Diane, it was the first time she’d ever heard her daughter speak. Just imagine her joy!
Brionna’s story is just one example of how your heartfelt generosity to The Hope Institute provides real hope to special needs children and their families.
Thank you, again, for opening your heart to Hope’s children.
At Hope, we support children and families to achieve optimum growth, independence and joy.
The Hope Institute
15 East Hazel Dell Lane
Springfield, IL 62712