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Legacy Builder Series: Meet Sarah Baur, Inheritance of Hope Legacy Video Coach

Legacy Builder Series: Meet Sarah Baur, Inheritance of Hope Legacy Video Coach
Since she first volunteered on an Inheritance of Hope Legacy Retreat® in 2019, Sarah Baur hasn’t slowed down one bit.   To date, she has seven retreats under her belt and will soon serve on our next Hope@Home™.  Sarah has worn many hats within the or...
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Legacy Builder Series: Meet Kaleigh Floyd, Inheritance of Hope Legacy Video Coach

Legacy Builder Series: Meet Kaleigh Floyd, Inheritance of Hope Legacy Video Coach
If one thing comes through Kaleigh Floyd’s Zoom screen, it’s encouragement.  When meeting with a new family to make their Legacy Video, Kaleigh’s kind eyes and easy smile say almost as much as her words.  With a degree in Ministerial Leader...
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Legacy Builder Series: Meet Tracy Ogden, former caregiver who cares for others by giving to Inheritance of Hope

Legacy Builder Series: Meet Tracy Ogden, former caregiver who cares for others by giving to Inheritance of Hope
Tracy Ogden knows that if she can become a Legacy Builder, anyone can, “Until I committed to give monthly to Inheritance of Hope, I had never done anything like that before. Having the mindset of a divorced mom who raised two girls, I was always cons...
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Legacy Builder Series: Meet Shelly Storm, Inheritance of Hope Legacy Video Coach

Legacy Builder Series: Meet Shelly Storm, Inheritance of Hope Legacy Video Coach
Take our word for it when we say you can’t find an easier person to talk to than Shelly Storm.  That is exactly what filming a Legacy Video is--a conversation between friends--and we guarantee you will consider Shelly a friend within seconds.     Wit...
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Legacy Builder Series: Meet Bekka Adam, IoH family-member-served and donor who always sees what’s possible

Legacy Builder Series: Meet Bekka Adam, IoH family-member-served and donor who always sees what’s possible
It’s not hard to imagine Bekka Adam as a mermaid--yes, you read that right--a mermaid.  Once you hear this award-winning belly dancer talk about her philosophy, it is easy to see how magical thinking has led her to a place of generosity, because Bekk...
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Legacy Builder Series: Meet Abigail Harder, one of our youngest Legacy Builders

Legacy Builder Series: Meet Abigail Harder, one of our youngest Legacy Builders
If “the world of the generous gets larger and larger” (Proverbs 11:24), then Abigail Harder’s world will be mighty large indeed.  One of our youngest Legacy Builders, Abigail was first introduced to Inheritance of Hope as a family-member-served on ou...
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21 ways to start building your legacy today

21 ways to start building your legacy today
Inheritance of Hope was founded on May 21, 2007, and we mark this anniversary with a national celebration of legacy-building.  If you are not familiar with our story, IoH was started by Kristen and Deric Milligan after Kristen was diagnosed with a ra...
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Legacy Builder Series: Meet Martha Tofteland, former family-member-served making a difference for others

“Legacy Builder” describes Martha Tofteland perfectly.  Not only did she help her late husband Ryan leave tangible evidence of his love for their young children, but she donates monthly to Inheritance of Hope so that other families might access the same resources that helped them.  The Toftelands attended an IoH Legacy Retreat® to California when their children were just six and three years old.  Nervous about how sensitive topics might be introduced to their kids, who had not yet heard their dad described as “sick,” the Toftelands found that IoH gave Ryan courage and tools to begin the heartbreaking, yet vital task of creating legacy items for Finn and Liv, now ages nine and six.

 

The Toftelands hold on to smiles like these from their IoH Legacy Retreat® in 2018. Ryan passed away 18 months later, in February 2020, at the age of 40.

The Toftelands hold on to smiles like these from their IoH Legacy Retreat® in 2018. Ryan passed away 18 months later, in February 2020, at the age of 40.

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Legacy Builder Series: Meet Jason Crawford, middle-schooler who wants other kids facing the terminal illness of a parent to know they are not alone.

“Happiness comes from knowing you’ve helped someone,” says Jason Crawford, age 11.  As our youngest Legacy Builder, Jason would certainly know.  Earlier this year, he made the commitment to give monthly to Inheritance of Hope so that other kids could have the same experience he had when he was just five.


Jason remembers only a few details from his family’s IoH Legacy Retreat® to Orlando--riding Splash Mountain and being tickled by his dad--but he does remember feeling loved.  Less than two years later, Jason’s dad John passed away from ALS.  Jason particularly wants other kids in the same situation to know that they are not alone, because he understands exactly what that can feel like, “I did feel alone at some points, but people helped me. My mom, my family, and my friends.”  And, IoH.

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Legacy Builder Series: Meet Jane Augur, Inheritance of Hope Legacy Video Coach

Jane Augur is authentic, right down to her British accent “from a place so small, if you mentioned it, no one would have ever heard of it.”

 

As a Legacy Video Coach, Jane is not afraid to acknowledge “the elephant in the room,”  and wants the families she serves to know that she prays for them, earnestly and often.  “I get a really privileged glimpse into their lives and it just brings me to my knees in prayer.” 

 

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