I started Bearing Hope in September 2020 after relapsing from osteosarcoma.
I spent almost 300 days at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, receiving MAP chemotherapy, Limb Salvage Surgery, Physical Therapy, and trying to make the best out of the worst situation.
The mission of Bearing Hope is to bring joy, hope and support to kids fighting cancer in Ohio and to raise awareness for Childhood Cancer. My hope is that every blanket, stuffed animal, and every note of encouragement helps kids and teens feel stronger and more hopeful. Bearing Hope is a nonprofit 501c3 organization focused on supporting fighters and their families.
Just a kid Bearing Hope to kids fighting cancer.
Bearing Hope donates 20 holiday or seasonal HOPE BAGS every other month for Nationwide Children’s Hospital 12th Floor fighters and families. Bearing Hope Bags include themed comfort items such as: blankets, games, fidgets, letters, and always something to snuggle with to bring comfort.
I started Bearing Hope because I wanted to bring joy and hope to other kids fighting cancer.
I wanted to donate some of my most favorite things that were comforting and entertaining for long hospital stays.
Every kids fighting caner deserves something to make them smile. I hope by sending Bearing Hope blankets for those recently diagnosed, and monthly Hope Bags, I am able to bring smiles.
Has your child or someone you know been recently diagnosed with childhood cancer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio? If so please fill out the information below, and I will send you a Bearing Hope Words of a Warrior blanket and personalized note to support and to assist you as you begin your journey.
Music and Art therapy while I was in the hospital was the highlight of most days. Sam’s Fans provides resources for hospitals to support children during all parts of their treatment in the hospital. Sam’s Fans changed my life by giving me an outlet during the most difficult days.
NC4K helps families by hosting events to help kids and their families during cancer treatment. NC4K can help families just have fun, financial support, or holiday help. NC4K is one of the most caring and supportive nonprofit for kids with Childhood Cancer.
A Kid Again provides adventures and fun events to help kids forget about illness, and focus on being a kid. A Kid Again brings fun and adventure to children and their families with life threatening conditions. Our family has loved spending time together in an inclusive environment. They provide hope, happiness, and healing while forgetting about medical bills and doctor visits. My favorite A Kid Again Adventures: Night at the Zoo, Zoombezi Bay, Planter Painting, Columbus Crew, Courageous Care Kits And so much more .
FOFFF helps to raise awareness about childhood cancer, scholarships, and family support.
Mary Taylor has worked diligently to promote more than 4% for childhood cancer through Gold Ribbon Childhood Cancer Awareness license plates, Memorial scholarships, Trees for A Cause, Holiday Wish List, and so much more.
I will be serving on the Junior Board of Directors for the fabulous organization and learning positive ways to support those in need.
FHF is a medical specialty camp designed to allow children and teens with life threatening conditions participate in an away camp with the security of knowing their medical, physical, and emotional needs will all met in a safe environment. Most of all, FHF provides a place to have fun and share experiences with other kids going through similar experiences. FHF also addresses the needs of siblings and teens (AYA) in their programs as well as Family Camps. This camp was life changing experience for my sister and I. Inclusive and disability friendly in a medically supportive environment.
Make A Wish provides children a dream come true. A child meets with a coordinator to determine the best wish to wish for !
I was blessed to go to Australia with my family to visit Fairy Blue Penguins on Phillips Island and go to the Australian Zoo.
Adaptive Sports Connection finds the “abilities” of each participant to gain confidence, independence and hope. I found my love of snowboarding, bike riding, kayaking, and sailing with the support of this amazing organization.
Monetary donations are appreciated to allow us to continue serving and supporting fighters and families. BeargHops is a registered 501c3 organization.
Would you like to take action ? Would you like to bring a smile to a child? Would you help us?
Gathering an array of fun games, activities, blankets, and stuffed animals is so much fun, but you can also join in on the fun by choosing items from our wishlist. Check back often for new updates.
September is Childhood Awareness Month and Bearing Hope will be hosting events to help us continue to Bear Hope to others in need.
GO GOLD Football Game
Support from my community for Alea Bear Strong as I began my journey on May 31, 2018.