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Hopefulness

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Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.
-Desmond Tutu

This year was like nothing any of us expected. We have seen widespread pain – people suffering from Covid-19, people losing jobs, people losing loved ones. There is widespread fear and isolation. Lots of schools – and most of life – are remote. We wear masks everywhere. At times it feels like nothing is normal.

Many times this year, I've thought about our Four Diamonds families and realized we may be experiencing a piece of what their isolation feels like. I’ve heard stories from families about how they’ve had to isolate to keep their child protected from outside germs, about remote schoolwork, and life behind a mask. They knew first-hand before we did how hard these drastic changes can be.

But they also know something that we’ve learned through this pandemic – the importance of hope. They have demonstrated to us over and over again, how powerful and strong hope can be in our healing. Even in the midst of something as chaotic as cancer or a pandemic, the human spirit still hopes. We witness people – like you! – working together to help others. We see scientists collaborating to develop vaccines to fight the covid-19 virus and searching for cures to cancer to help everyone. We see light at the end of the tunnel, and it fuels our strength to endure - to continue on towards the finish line.

When you face a challenge, what are the things that give you hope? Are there stories of hope that inspire you? How can sharing your hope help your committee and your fundraising efforts?
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Blog Moving Forward with Purpose 01/20/2021 8:14pm EST
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