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HOPE’S WISH

Nine years ago today, Hope Elizabeth Stout closed her eyes to this world and opened them to a place so incredible we can only imagine.  Little did her family know that this blue-eyed, freckled-face, giggly little redhead who loved kittens, cheerleading, and stuffed animals was hand-picked by God to do something amazing. After complaining of persistent knee pain for several weeks, her mother took her to the doctor for a checkup. She was so active, her parents figured it was just growing pains. They soon heard the worst news possible; Hope had a rare and aggressive form of bone cancer.  She endured aggressive treatments including chemotherapy and radiation, yet the disease spread at an astonishing speed. As Hope’s fight against cancer progressed, the …