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Our Story

Hope Loves Company was created by Jodi O'Donnell-Ames. She raised three children who had to learn about ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease as young children.  

Jodi lost her husband, Kevin Gerard O'Donnell, to ALS in 2001. Kevin was funny, handsome, loving, and brave. Their daughter, Alina, was almost three when Kevin was diagnosed. She did not understand why her daddy was different. Kevin and Jodi watched painfully as Alina noticed and adjusted to the many changes brought on by ALS.  

In 2003, Jodi married Warren Benton Ames and became the mother of his two children, Nora and Adam, who were then 11 and 8 years old. Nora and Adam lost their biological mother, Tina, to ALS in 2000.

Tina was a school counselor and a loving mother who wrote a book, What Did You Learn Today?, for her children.  Hope Loves Company proudly sends What Did You Learn Today?, as well as other children's books and educational materials, to children all over the U.S. and beyond. 

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