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Hope Week

A Son's Dedication Honored to Wrap Up Hope Week 2014

by Matt Moro

Matt Moro : WFUV Sports

When looking back on the amazing stories and gestures that come together during HOPE week, its not really fair to compare each one. But what is fair to say, is that the story of Quai and Vaida Jefferson may be one of the most inspiring stories you will ever hear.

When Quai Jefferson was just 6 years old, his mother was diagnosed was Multiple Sclerosis, a disease that affects the central nervous system. This is devastating news for any family, but is especially tough when it affects a single mother and her young son. For Quai, his mother was everything to him.

Yankees Help Musicians Bring HOPE to Sick Patients

by Kelly Kultys

Kelly Kultys/WFUV Sports

Sometimes, when it seems the darkest, all you need is a little light – or a little music – to fix it. That’s the goal of an organization, titled Musicians on Call. Founded in 1999 by Michael Solomon and Vivek Tiwany, Musicians on Call performs for sick patients in hospitals in an attempt to brighten their day.

I AM SOMEBODY: A Message of HOPE

by Bobby Gubin

Credit: New York Yankees

Be nice. Most of us have heard it time and again, whether at playgrounds, in classrooms, cafeterias, you name it. No matter, how simple it sounds, so many of us have experienced bullying in some manner. 

Bald, Bold, and Confident

by Mack Rosenberg

The Childrens Alopecia Project, or CAP, was created in 2004 by Jeff Woytovich. His daughter Madison contracted the hair loss disease a year earlier while her mother was unbraiding her hair after a wedding.

Alopecia is an auto-immune disease that involves hair follicles being mistakenly attacked resulting in almost complete hair loss for most victims. The disease has affected approximately 4 million Americans.