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Brittany’s Story: Weathering the Storm

April 30th, 2022  | HIElights of Hope

“The smoothest stones have weathered the roughest storms.” Brittany is no stranger to loss. She had to pick up the pieces of her life after her only sister was killed in 2001, and then again when a close friend died in a scooter accident two weeks before the birth of her first child, Dreaven. But it wasn’t until Dreaven loomed […]

Jennifer’s Story: Getting a PhD in Charlotte

April 30th, 2022  | HIElights of Hope

Jennifer had come to love the life she had built—she was doing research in chemical engineering, a field she was deeply passionate about, studying to land her dream job of becoming a lecturer, and finally en route to giving her daughter Izzy a sibling. But, in November 2019, with the birth of Charlotte, Jennifer’s life as she knew it changed […]

Tara’s Story: Cheers to Living in the Present

April 30th, 2022  | HIElights of Hope

“Never worry about the past, it brings tears. Don’t think too much about the future, it brings fears. Live in the present moment with a smile, it brings cheers!” -Ravi V. Melwani Tara and Matt have four children, Lyla, Wyatt, Joy, and Myles. Lyla, their eldest, is their HIE daughter. Before Lyla was born in 2011, and even for the […]

Katherine’s Story: The Land of In Between

April 30th, 2022  | HIElights of Hope

Katherine lives with her husband, Caleb, and their two children, Caroline and Cohen, in coastal Virginia. Caroline is five years old, while Cohen, Katherine’s son with HIE, is three. Up until Cohen was born, there was no indication that he would be anything but perfectly healthy. Yet, with his birth in September 2018, the unanticipated came to life. A week […]

Katie’s Story: Journeying with Jolene

April 30th, 2022  | HIElights of Hope

Katie lives in Virginia with her husband, Robbie, and her four children. Her three daughters are ten, three, and one and a half, and her son is six. Jolene, her youngest, is her HIE baby. During her pregnancy with Jolene, Katie was confident that she would be born healthy and full of life like her older three children. Everyone was […]

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