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Inheritance of Hope Announces New CEO

Inheritance of Hope Announces New CEO
At Inheritance of Hope, we recently marked 14 years of serving families facing the loss of a parent.  Deric Milligan, who Co-Founded IoH with his late wife Kristen, has been at the helm the entire time. Now, with confidence, Deric will transition int...
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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 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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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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What a “Volunteer” means at Inheritance of Hope: Judy Guerra and Colleen Urlaub on their unexpected friendship

Inheritance of Hope volunteers mean it when they call a family “theirs.”  Just ask Colleen Urlaub and Judy Guerra.  Judy was the volunteer paired with Colleen’s family at the Orlando Legacy Retreat® in February 2019, and the two former strangers are now family. 

 

Brad, Christel, Ashley, and Colleen Urlaub with Judy Guerra (far right) in Orlando

 

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Make it a Family Game Night!

Facing yet another Friday night “in?”  Squares on your calendar a little too blank?  Kids whining “I’m bored” over and over?  Inheritance of Hope can help!

 

 

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Come Seek Hope with Us

How can we continue to support a family after their loved one has passed away? At Inheritance of Hope, our goal is to purposefully be with those left behind, to walk alongside those who grieve.  We know we could never fill the emptiness that remains, but we also know this space still beautifully holds memories and much, much more.  We acknowledge the loss just as we celebrate life and love.  

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Over 1,000 people attend our first-ever Inheritance of Hope Family Reunion!

Who has been to a family reunion with former NFL players, the author of a beloved young adult adventure series, award-winning musicians, and THE Soul Surfer? We have!

 

All that was missing from our Inheritance of Hope eReunion were those extra pieces of your great-aunt's famous pie and her overzealous cheek pinches.  We even had a treasure hunt!

 

Breakout sessions ranged from yoga to financial planning and everything in between. Just as with our Legacy Retreats®, we had three goals: to help families make precious memories together, provide community, and give families facing the loss of a parent tools for what they face.  

 

Missed a session because there were just too many you wanted to attend? We will be sharing select video recordings soon! 

 

If home is where your family is, don’t forget your IoH family is always right there with you-- connect with us, and join the momentum.  Make your #GivingTuesday page, share your IoH story, and don’t be a stranger--we want to see you all again before our next reunion!

 

Soul Surfer Bethany Hamilton shared the five key principles she uses to ADAPT to any challenge
Soul Surfer Bethany Hamilton shared the five key principles she uses to ADAPT to any challenge

 

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Family Spotlight: The Baird Family Finds Hope One Day at a Time

Family Spotlight: The Baird Family Finds Hope One Day at a Time
    “We just take it one day at a time.  One day at a time.”  This is how Bryant Baird is coping as a newly single father.  The Baird family has suffered some hard hits this year--his father in law died one month to the day before Bryant’s wife Cryst...
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Family Spotlight: the Derricot Family is Praying through the Pandemic

 

 

“I pray, and pray, and pray, and then I pray some more,” shares Shirley Derricot on her approach to life.  She is honest--there is a lot to pray for, from staying safe during the pandemic to hoping that her two Black sons stay safe out in the world.

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