It Takes Hope's story begins with another story. The story of Holly LeBlanc...
Holly LeBlanc always had a passion for people who are hurting. At the age of 18 her life took a major detour and she was faced head on with a life altering illness that resulted with a compromised digestive system. During her recovery, doctors discovered she was living with a neurological disorder. After five years of a misdiagnosis, they determined she had Friedreich’s Ataxia or FA for short. FA is a life-shortening disability. As a result of this disease she had lost her ability to walk. Her coordination and speech were affected. With the help of her family, friends and service dog, Barkley, she was able to navigate life. Then, Holly was also diagnosed with Stage IV cancer and she lost that battle on July 21, 2017.
Holly made a choice long ago to be better, not bitter, in her life. She desired to give purpose to this pain.
We all have challenges during our lives and each story is unique. It is through the sharing of her story, people will discover hope for their own battle. It has been a privilege to continue this message of hope. Our story continues through an event, the giving of funds and your donations.