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Save the Date for the 2014 Family Conference on HPE

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Well, the wait is over! Grab your family calendar and save the dates!

We want to invite you and your family to Dallas, Texas on October 2-4, 2014 for our 2014 Conference: “HoPE in the Heart of Texas”.

The conference is a collaboration between Families for HoPE and the Carter Centers for Brain Research in Holoprosencephaly (HPE). All sessions of the conference will be held in the conference center at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

Sessions will be held Thursday afternoon thru Saturday afternoon, but be sure to arrive on Wednesday evening/Thursday morning in time to attend our “Meet & Greet” at the Carter Centers. We are still working on what topics will be in our sessions. If you have any suggestions on what you wish to be covered, please email Ed Tierney at ed_tierney@familiesforhope.org.

We are still working out some of the details for hotel accommodations and meals. Special requests for meals will need to be placed when registration is completed.

Keep an eye out for the registration information in early 2014.

Be sure to save the dates. “Come find HoPE in the Heart of Texas!”

With HoPE,

Ed Tierney
Families for HoPE, Inc.

For grieving dads…

It must be very difficult
to be a man in grief
since “men don’t cry” and “men are strong”
no tears can bring relief.

It must be very difficult
to stand up to the test
and field the calls and visitors
so she can gets some rest

They always ask if she’s alright
and what she’s going through
but seldom take his hand and ask
“my friend, but how are you?”

He hears her crying in the night
and thinks his heart will break
he dries her tears and comforts her
but “stays strong” for her sake

It must be very difficult
to start each day anew
and try to be so very brave–
he lost his baby too.

One of those days…

Ever have those days when you feel as if you have raced into the parking lot on two wheels because you’re running late for a doctor appointment? The Families for HoPE logo on the front quarter panel is a blur; how fast do you imagine he was driving?