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Scientific Update, August 2011

GAN Gene Delivery
(Text in italics was added by web page admin.)

Dr. Steven Gray, from the gene therapy center at UNC at Chapel Hill, is leading Hannah’s Hope Fund’s gene delivery project. To date, no human has ever received a therapeutic gene to the spinal cord. The challenge is two-fold:

Get the viral vector (a tool commonly […]

By |August 24th, 2011|Blog|Comments Off on Scientific Update, August 2011

The Love & Hope Ball and The Business of Making Miracles

By Heather Burnell Tutwiler
(Lori Sames’ cousin and HHF Website and Social Networking Volunteer)

I can’t believe it’s been three weeks since I returned to my home in Charlotte, NC after flying to the snowy North Country of Albany, NY to attend the Hope & Love Ball. I got sick with the flu, so this blog is […]

By |March 6th, 2011|Blog|Comments Off on The Love & Hope Ball and The Business of Making Miracles

Love & Hope Ball Update

We have decided to go green this year by not printing tickets for the event. You will be checked in by name on the night of the event.

Please enter the Desmond from the front or the side.

Thank you for your support of Hannah’s Hope and See you Saturday!

Doors open at 6pm!
Here’s a sneak-peak at prizes:

Door […]

By |February 11th, 2011|Blog|Comments Off on Love & Hope Ball Update

HHF to Host Doris Buffett

For Immediate Release
January 25, 2011

Hannah’s Hope to Host One of America’s Most Famous Philanthropists

Rexford, NY- Ms. Doris Buffett, sister of Billionaire Warren Buffett and founder of the Sunshine Lady Foundation, will be attending this year’s 2nd Annual Hannah’s Hope and Love Ball. Coincidentally, we will be celebrating Ms. Buffett’s birthday at our event, also. […]

By |January 25th, 2011|Blog|Comments Off on HHF to Host Doris Buffett

It’s Official! We won!

Press Release:
January 3, 2011
Hannah’s Hope Fund Wins Another $250,000 Pepsi Grant
Rexford, NY- Hannah’s Hope Fund (HHF) has officially been announced as a finalist for the $250,000 Pepsi Refresh Everything Grant for the month of December.  HHF finished December as the #1 vote getter in the country for the $250,000 category. Finalists are typically announced as […]

By |January 3rd, 2011|Blog|Comments Off on It’s Official! We won!

The Charles Schulz Philosophy

The following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the creator of the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip.

Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
Name the last five winners of the Miss America pageant.
Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners […]

By |December 19th, 2010|Blog|Comments Off on The Charles Schulz Philosophy

A Holiday Tribute to Hannah’s Grand-father

This morning, HHF is at #1 in the Pepsi Refresh competition, and one of Hannah’s Mom’s friends emailed me to say, “Good people tend to attract the support and love of good people. What all of you have done since the plan for HHF was hatched is just extraordinary.”Thoughts of “#1,” good people and Christmas […]

By |December 10th, 2010|Blog|Comments Off on A Holiday Tribute to Hannah’s Grand-father

Clinical Trial Update

Note from BLOG Admin: Hannah has been in Chapel Hill this week with her parents for pre-clinical trial testing:

Yesterday, Hannah had anesthesia for an MRI, NCV and LP to take CSF (cerebral spinal fluid). Her back is a little sore. She has no restrictions and will tells us if her back hurts. She also had […]

By |December 9th, 2010|Blog|Comments Off on Clinical Trial Update

The 12 Days of Hannah

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my Hannah sent to me…
Twelve devoted donations,  
Eleven people praying, 
Ten lads a linking, 
Nine doctors doting, 
Eight mommies marching, 
Seven  scientists re-searching, 
Six governors ad-vocating, 
Five GAN free friends, 
Four calling brothers, 
Three medical miracles, 
Two texting dads, 
And a Person Texting Pepsi Votes Free !

By |December 6th, 2010|Blog|Comments Off on The 12 Days of Hannah

Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving

Twas the night before Thanksgiving when all through the town,cries of, “Vote now!” rang with resound.

Votes were all cast and fliers passed out in hopes that, “We won!” we would soon shout.

The children we love are tucked in their beds while visions of hope dance in their heads.

Total strangers have showered us with love,as angels […]

By |November 24th, 2010|Blog|Comments Off on Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving