Director of Fundraising
"I have always known that I wanted to work with children. I have also personally seen the effects of cancer. Being able to combine my love of children, and my dream to see no family struggle with cancer, this makes me hopeful for the future. Through Holly and Cole’s vision, countless lives will be touched and I am grateful for being asked to join such a great cause!!" ~ Farrah
Farrah’s lifelong dream was to work with children. After getting her teaching degree she worked in public schools for over fifteen years. She currently works in Lake Placid as an Early Head Start Home Visitor. There she is able to work closely with parents and children ages 0-3.
Farrah lives in Jay with her husband and three children. Farrah enjoys hiking, camping, reading, and spending time with her family.
Secretary & Co-Director of Events
"It has long been a day dream of mine to help raise money for cancer research. To have been given this opportunity to meet amazing people who share my vision of a world without cancer, is truly humbling. This is for you, DAD!" ~ Donna
Donna has always been a ground breaking individual. In high school, she was the first female president of her school’s local chapter of the F.F.A. She went on to attend SUNY at Plattsburgh and was a founding sister of PHI SIGMA sorority. She graduated (Magna Cum Laude) with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in education. At just 22 she secured her first teaching position and has been serving the children of her community in this capacity for 28 years.
She has four beautiful children whom she enjoys spending time with. She is often seen on the sidelines or bleachers at sporting events cheering them on.
Donna recently crossed flipping a house off her bucket list with the help of her husband, Shawn Lafountain. She also enjoys repurposing antique furniture and is the owner and CEO of Re-Fabulous furniture located in Clinton County N.Y.
Hope for Miracles is teaming up with Experience Outdoors to beat Neuroblastoma - Childhood Cancer.
What: Family fun day with zip lining, rock climbing, games and much more.
When: June 22nd with a rain date of June 23rd from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
Where: Experience Outdoors 4948 Cascade Road, Lake Placid. More information to come!
Want to be an event sponsor, a vendor at the Fun Day, or help out with the event? Contact us via messaging, email - email@example.com, or phone - (518) 572-9275 or 0695.
Want to learn more about Experience Outdoors? Click here: https://www.experienceadkoutdoors.com
Our wish for Karson...
We were asked to discuss our journey with Karson and the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital. Wild Bill from WOKO put the audio montage together for the Big Change Roundup culmination this weekend. Our Keira took it a step further and set it to pictures. 💛
Please take 3 minutes to watch it. 🎗
Our wish for Karson is to continue to be healthy and enjoy life to the fullest. Hope for Miracles is helping us, and other families like ours, with this wish. Thank you for supporting the Big Change Roundup and Children’s Neuroblastoma Research.
#Blessed #BecauseofKarson #HopeforMiracles #Hope #Miracles #ChildrensCancerResearch #Neuroblastoma #VermontChildrensHospital #BigChangeRoundup
I want to introduce and thank our corporate officers & Directors: Sherri Valenze, Roger Roumpf, Farrah Whitney, Nina Roumpf, Justin DeCoste, Cheryl Dodd and Donna Roberts. I am proud and blessed to lead a team of individuals with such heart and drive. Though our steps may be small… “Small things done with great love will change the world.” – Mother Teresa
Together, we WILL bring hope to families of children with Neuroblastoma by funding research for life saving trials and cures. We will NOT give up!
#BecauseofKarson #HopeforMiracles #Blessed
And then there were three . . . We already have our 3rd sponsor and it's still only January! We want to thank Chris Thomas, of Thomas Construction, for sponsoring our event for the 2nd year in a row!!!
If you are interested in being a sponsor or would like more information, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
#Blessed #GalaofMiracles #HopeforMiracles #BecauseofKarson
The sponsors keep coming in.... We want to thank DeCoste Insurance Agency for offering to be a sponsor for the Gala again this year! #WhataCommunity #HopeforMiracles #GalaofMiracles #BecauseofKarson
We want to send a big "Thank You" to Peru Federal Credit Union for being a sponsor for this year's event! This is the second year that PFCU has been a sponsor. #Blessed #HopeforMiracles #GalaofMiracles #BecauseofKarson
Donations are starting to come in for this year’s Gala! We want to say “thank you” to the Mirror Lake Inn for their donation of a two night stay with breakfast (an approximate value of $970)! This is the second year that Mirror Lake Inn has made this gracious donation. What a caring and supportive community we live in! #Blessed #HopeforMiracles #GalaofMiracles #BecauseofKarson
Jon Gordon, one of my favorite motivational speakers, suggests the one word challenge in place of a New Year’s Resolution; where you live the word that you’ve chosen, throughout all aspects of your life all through the year. I don’t know about you, but I can never stick to a new year’s resolution, so this seems like a better option for me.
I know it sounds a bit odd, but the word is supposed to come to you. I REALLY wanted my word to be hope… hope for miracles, hope for a cure, just hope… But when I closed my eyes and asked God if hope was to be my word this year, heal was the word that I heard in my mind. I think He knew that I already had hope, but heal… there is so much that heal can encompass. It doesn’t have to mean healing for my family or myself, but healing for others. Some definitions of heal are: to make better; to make whole; cure; treat; restore; to become sound, or healthy again – this is exactly what Hope for Miracles, Inc. is all about and was formed to do – bring healing.
To every thing there is a season – Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.
2019 will be a time to heal.
We wish you all the best of health and happiness in the year 2019!