High Hopes changes lives. My son, Hatcher, came to High Hopes at age one with Down syndrome and leukemia, unable to walk or talk. As a divorced mom with the responsibility of two older children and a baby that required multiple treatments and medical appointments, I could not work outside our home and applied for food stamps just to feed my children.
When we arrived at High Hopes, we found help, encouragement, and hope. To me, what sets High Hopes apart is that I never asked for help. High Hopes teachers and therapists reached out to me and asked what they could do. High Hopes found a private donor to fund Hatcher’s tuition and specialized glasses. When Hatcher went into remission and his immune system strengthened, he enrolled in morning and aftercare, and I looked for a job.
Through High Hopes’ education and therapy, Hatcher, now age four, socializes, walks, and communicates using words and sign language. I accepted a full-time position with another nonprofit agency. Since my employment, I paid down my credit, got off food stamps, and even qualified for a home loan. High Hopes has truly blessed my family.
- Jennifer Schultz, High Hopes Parent