Legacy Retreats®

Our Legacy Retreats® are destination experiences where families create lifelong memories and receive the tools to navigate the challenges of terminal illness. You’ll enjoy three nights and four days at the beautiful Renaissance Orlando. Each member of the family will have intentional time in groups while gaining resources and tools to cope with challenges faced – all while having fun with others who ‘get it’!

We will spend one day at Magic Kingdom and the other at Universal Studios making memories together. All food, lodging, and activities are covered, including a personal family volunteer to help you, we simply ask that you provide your own travel to and from the location.

Upcoming Legacy Retreats®:
Orlando, March 3-6, 2023

Applications are first-come, first-served. Apply now so your family doesn’t miss out!

You Will Feel Loved​

Young families facing ALS, cancer, or other life-threatening illness of a parent often feel alone. You’re not.

Each member of the family will have intentional time in groups each day, meeting others who ‘get it’ while gaining resources and tools to cope with the challenges you face. All food, lodging, and activities are covered as well as having a personal family volunteer to help you.

Due to the generosity of donors, this weekend is FREE for you. We simply ask that you provide your own travel to and from the location.
The Inheritance of Hope (IoH) story began with one young family facing a parent’s terminal illness – a mom and dad with young children looking for resources for their entire family as they all navigated the mom’s illness. Surprisingly, there were none. They decided to create resources for their family and share them with others. In 2007, Deric and Kristen Milligan launched IoH with the mission to inspire hope in young families facing the loss of a parent, and the brand has grown to serve families throughout the U.S.

You are not alone

1 in 20 children will suffer the loss of a parent before age 16. Legacy Retreats® were created to help support them — and their parents — through this all-too-common challenge.


ABOUT YOUR Legacy Retreat®?


“One of the best experiences in my life!”

- Legacy Retreat® participant -
“I truly wish there were enough words on this planet to express what this has done for me and my family.”

- Legacy Retreat® participant -
“We can’t even find the right words to express the amount of gratitude in our hearts. We feel like our hearts could burst.”

- Legacy Retreat® participant -
"I could have never imagined the impact the retreat would have on my family. We are forever changed by the generosity, love, and care we received on our trip."

- Legacy Retreat® participant -
"My family and I were given a gift that can never be repaid."

- Legacy Retreat® participant -
“Inheritance of Hope has given me a positive impact on my life since my mom has passed away…I really appreciate the week that they gave me and my family because I would not give it back for the world.”

- Legacy Retreat® participant (age 17) -
The friendships we formed, the tools we gained, and the memories we made will last a lifetime.”

- Legacy Retreat® participant -
“This was one of the best weeks of our life! We will be forever grateful for the memories created.”

- Legacy Retreat® participant -
“Inheritance of Hope provides expert love and care for families battling a parent’s life-threatening illness.”

- Dr. Gary Chapman, author of The Five Love Languages -

Next Retreat

Legacy Retreat® applications are first-come, first-served.

Apply now to make March 3-6, 2023
your family’s best weekend!


The primary role of a Legacy Retreat® volunteer is to assist parents and group leaders with the care of children. Many IoH parents are weak from the progression of their disease or tired from the uncertainty their family faces. Families are typically eager for the opportunity to have a volunteer accompany them during their on-site experience. Parents are encouraged to take advantage of their volunteer’s presence and willingness to help for duties including transporting luggage to/from the hotel, organizing and delivering meals, assisting with airport pick-ups/drop-offs, and being available for whatever might help and encourage their family. Inheritance of Hope volunteers are what make the experience the most restful, the most memorable, and the most enjoyable for our families.