Over the holidays, my daughters and I had the pleasure of sharing the special joy in delivering gifts and meeting families supported by The Hope & Love Foundation. This amazing non-profit organization supports young patients battling cancer, as well as their families.
The founders, Joelle and Kamil Boulos, know those challenges too well. In 2010, their daughter, Rima, was diagnosed at the age of 8 with one of the rarest, most aggressive forms of childhood leukemia. During her cancer treatment and recovery, Rima also survived a severe case of meningitis and a stroke. Her courage, spirit, and faith have made her a hero in the eyes of her doctors, nurses, friends, family, and everyone who crosses paths with her. The Boulos’ said, “We would not have been able to endure these challenges and difficult times without God’s mercy and the support of our loving community. These experiences have fueled our hearts with a passion to encourage others who are fighting similar battles.”
The foundation’s mission “is to love, serve, and inspire hope in others who are battling cancer. We long to support our community just as our community has supported us in our fight for our daughter’s life,” the Boulos’ said.
For more information, please visit www.hopeandlovefoundation.org