Keep Your Hope Alive

I believe that although it is important to not have false hope when facing a situation when the odds are overwhelmingly grim, I also believe that it is equally important to never let go hope.

As my wife and I travel and meet families across our state who are facing the health crisis of their child, I am learning more and more just how important hope is in the journey.

I want to encourage you to have hope today in whatever tough situation you may be facing. One of the ways to always have hope, it to wake up every single day and find something to be grateful for. When my wife and I were struggling to manage life after our son was diagnosed, we learned the power in this. Somedays we were happy that his treatment went well. Other days, we were just happy to be able to hold him and see him smile. No matter how bad it got, we never let our candle of hope grow too dim.

So today, I pray, you too can find hope in the midst of your struggle. We are believing with you!

Stay connected to receive more hope and encouragement.

The Power of Music

If you or your family are facing challenging times. Music can be a helpful antidote for your entire family during times of crisis. Prevention magazine reports that clinical studies and anecdotal evidence from music therapists suggest that the sound of music:
• Can manage pain
• Can reduce the need for sedatives and pain relievers during and after surgery
• Can decreases nausea during chemotherapy
• Can relieve anxiety
• Can ease depression

When our young son Tyrell was suffering from his terminal illness there were very few things that calmed him. Yet, one thing that almost always worked was music. I describe more about our times singing together in one of the chapters in the Baby Steps book.Our times together proved to me that music is a great gift with phenomenal power.
I want to encourage you to find a song, an anthem if you will, that calms and encourages you.

Stay connected with us for more inspiration and ways to help us assist families who are in crisis.

Blessings!

A Commitment to Health

Did you know that every two minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer? That means 25,000 kids around the world will hear the words “you have cancer” this month alone.

I want to urge you to be diligent about following up on your children’s health as well as your own. We live in a world that is constantly moving and changing. Many stores are open 24 hours a day/7 day per week. Even the large chain stores are having to change their marketing strategies to keep up with online shoppers.

With all of the hustle of everyday life and its conveniences, it is easy to forget about the little things. The things that matter the most. So, I just want to remind you that no matter how busy you are, you cannot afford to not make health a priority for you and your children.

Early detection can be the difference between life and death. Choose life by making and keeping your family’s regular appointments and be sure to have lingering illnesses checked out. It may not be convenient, but trust me, it is definitely worth it.

Be sure to stay connected with us to see how you can help the families who are facing the devastation of a child’s terminal illness.

 

A NOTE OF THANKS! 

Happy Wednesday My Friend!
There are no words to express how grateful we are for your kindness and support during our recent book launch.

As a result of your generosity, we are excited to report that every book was sold at the launch. Twenty of the books were purchased for donation, which we were able to take to the Ronald McDonald House in Durham, NC and Me Fine Foundation in Selma, NC.
Our next effort is to deliver gift bags to at least 25 dads at Duke Hospital on Fathers’ Day. Each bag will include: a “Baby Steps” book, a inspirational t-shirt and a non-perishable snack. 

We will hand deliver every gift! 

Stay connected to find out how you can help us make a difference!

Many Blessings,

The Hinton’s

300,000 First Days

There are so many things that we do for the “first” time that hold special memories in our hearts and minds. I can prove it to you…do you remember:

  • the first movie you ever saw in a theater?
  • your first time falling in love?
  • the day you graduated from high school or college?
  • the day your first child was born?

Hopefully, one or more of those memories is a positive one for you, because there truly is something special about the “firsts” in our lives. But unfortunately, “firsts” are not always positive experiences. I remember the first day that our son was diagnosed with cancer. That was one of the most catastrophic “first” days for me and for my wife as well. As sad as that time was for us, there are so many, more people in that exact same situation.

Around the globe, over 300,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year, which means there are over a quarter of a million parents that have the same dreadful “first” day that their child was diagnosed with cancer as well.

I want you to know that if you are one of those parents, not only do we emphasize with your pain; we are here to help. If you have never faced this indescribable sorrow, we want to equip with the knowledge so you join us in helping families in need. Families who have children with terminal illnesses face so much and even though you may feel helpless, there are so many ways you can help.

 Stay connected to learn more.

 

NOW AVAILABLE 

Great News My Friend! 

You can now purchase and receive your signed copy of Baby Steps by clicking on the HCF store. 

You can grab a copy for yourself or even someone you know that has a child who may have been diagnosed with any kind of sickness. 

This resource is sure to be a great help to many. 

Thank you in advance for your support! 

Many Thanks, TjH 

BIG DAY TODAY


Hey Friends! 

Today is a big day in my world and I’m so glad that I can share it with you. My first book in the BabySteps series book signing for North Carolina will be this evening. 

Stay tuned for highlights from tonight’s event. You can also purchase your copy on amazon or by clicking on the BabySteps tab. 

Thank you in advance for your support!