Our Story

Photo Courtesy of Danielle Hardesty Photography

Photo Courtesy of Danielle Hardesty Photography

 
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We founded HallieStrong in memory of our daughter, Hallie Hope, who we lost when I was diagnosed with a very rare & aggressive form of cervical cancer - small cell neuroendocrine. This is the blog post we wrote when we introduced her to the world. Her footprints were so tiny, but her mark on us was so big & we knew we wanted to share her legacy of hope with the world.

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I endured surgery, five rounds of chemo & 28 rounds of internal/external radiation simultaneously in the fight for my life. By God’s grace alone, I am here today, still cancer free.

Our dream for a foundation that honored Hallie started while I was in the chemo chair. After I was so lovingly shamed for my mismatching socks when I was getting my port put in, (read that story here), we knew exactly how we wanted to impact the cancer community. Cancer is an incredibly isolating & scary disease, any source of warmth and a smile are always needed, even if it’s through a simple pair of socks. We hope that in every care package we send, the recipient feels the same source of hope that Hallie gave us during our fight.

Thanks for helping us to honor our daughter!

Forever #HallieStrong, Bethany & Kevin