Hope Connections has been a ray of light for me during a gloomy year. In the year where I have spent more time than ever before in a variety of doctors' offices and hospitals, Hope Connections has been an open door through which I have wanted to proceed. Inside, the people who I have met have sustained me. Whether in a yoga class or support group, I have found caring and compassion and education. It gave me a place to share my story and to regain my strength. It had given me something to look forward to every week, somewhere where I have made new friends who understand what I am going through I have suggested ways to endure, but most importantly how to enjoy life and see the beauty again. I cannot now imagine my life without hope connections as part of it, and my husband and I in turn will do everything we can to support its mission.