The Hope Loves Company Documentary, directed by award-winning documentarian Steve Besserman, begins with the founding of Hope Loves Company and then follows several families affected by ALS. Worldwide, someone is diagnosed with ALS every 90 minutes. ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a neurodegenerative disease that affects 30,000 Americans annually. Currently, there is no known cause or cure for the disease. This July is the 80th anniversary of Lou Gehrig's famous "Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth" speech.
This heartwarming documentary is a story of triumph of the human spirit and the journey to shape grief into action. It's a story that celebrates a group of courageous caregiving teens and their families who deserve to be applauded. Please help bring recognition to this unique group of amazing caregivers by sharing this story of ALS, love, and hope with family and friends.
Hopes Love Company (HLC) is the only non-profit in the U.S. dedicated to providing emotional and educational support to children and young adults who have had or have a loved one battling ALS. It's a resource that families can turn to for support. At their premier program, Camp HLC, children and young adults gather to share their experiences and to cry, laugh, and find friendship with others in similar situations. This documentary, as well as all of our programs, are made possible due to the generous donations of family, friends, corporations, and organizations.
Thank you for watching and please consider making a donation to HOPE LOVES COMPANY to help support even more families affected by ALS. You can make a donation at https://www.classy.org/give/405462/#!/donation/checkout/.
To learn more about Hope Loves Company and its free programs for children and young adults affected by ALS, visit http://www.hopelovescompany.org or call the HLC office at (609)-730-1144.
Find us on social media - Facebook and Instagram: @hopelovescompany; Twitter: @hopelovesco. A special thank you to composer, Allen Krantz, for sharing his talent with Hope Loves Company.