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Families for HoPE, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed to address the needs of families and children diagnosed with holoprosencephaly (HPE) and related brain malformations. Families for HoPE seeks to provide support for all stages in the HPE journey:…

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What is HPE?

If you are new to this term, you may find yourself wanting to know more! Well, look no further, because we have an explanation for you!  Ho•lo•pros•en•ceph•a•ly \ho-lo-PROS-en-sef-a-le\ is a congenital brain disorder caused by a failure of an embryo’s…


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Families for HoPE, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and your donation is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. If you would prefer to make a donation via check, please make your check payable to “Families for HoPE, Inc.” and…

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2016 Conference Registration Frequently Asked Questions

2016 Conference FAQ Q:  If I pay online for the conference fee, do I still need to complete the separate registration form and mail or email to Roxanne Steele/Families for HoPE? A:  Yes, each family needs to complete a registration…

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Registration is open for 2016 Family Conference on HPE

We want you to join us as A Family of HoPE at the 2016 Family Conference on Holoprosencephaly in Dallas, Texas on July 12-15 presented by Families for HoPE, Inc. and Carter Centers for Brain Research in Holoprosencephaly and Related…

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2016 Conference Announcement

Families for HoPE announces exciting news


One more year loaded with sweet recollections and cheerful times have passed. Wonderful people have made our year exceptionally uncommon, and I wish this continues forever. With each sweet person around, each minute is a unique event for us. I…

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HoPE 4 Kate

     Hope is a word I never thought too much about, just a word without much meaning. But since 2013 it is a word with a whole lot of meaning, but then written as HoPE. On July 7th 2013…

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Can you define normal for me?

Can You Define Normal for Me? There’s More to His Life Than a Wheelchair September 2015 BY A.J. ZENDER On my first day home from college this past spring, bracing myself to live again with my parents as a 22-year-old…

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