About Us

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 Announcement

Families for HoPE announces exciting news

2016 Family Conference on Holoprosencephaly

Save the dates of July 12-15, 2016 for the next Family Conference on Holoprosencephaly sponsored by Families for HoPE, Inc. in collaboration with the Carter Centers for Brain Research in Holoprosencephaly and Related Malformations! Families for HoPE is thrilled to…

2014 Family Conference on HPE

The 2014 Family Conference on HPE was held in Dallas, Texas on October 2-4.  Held at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Conference Center, over 60 HPE families gathered for the conference sponsored by Families for HoPE in collaboration…

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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Our mascot needs a name . . .

Before Families for HoPE was formed in 2006, there’s a character/animal that has served as our unofficial mascot in the HPE community, and that mascot is the frog.  It all started following the passing of Harrison Stauft, forever known as…

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