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Mom creates Blog about HHF son - "Look what he can do!"

Any Worthingtonites see some familiar faces in their mailbox today? :) Be sure and read the article about Little Alouette just after the one about us, because I wrote it - my first published article! :)Patti Simmons decided to create a blog ( about her 5-year-son, Tate. Every day, she posts a picture of him doing age-appropirate 'normal' things - just like his pals.  Now, every time he starts a new school, she says, "This is a good way to put something out there that he could show other kids or I can send to parents. That way we don't have to do quite as much educating." (excerpt from an article in The Worthington more at:  What a great idea and lots of fun! 

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Thu, 06/26/2014

SAVE DATE: July 13 & 14, 2013 for Summer Outing in MA - FREE

We will hold our BIG annual picnic on Sunday, July 14th, in Massachusetts from 11AM-4PM. In addition, we are planning another fun day in the Boston area on Saturday, July 13th, along with special rates at a local hotel. MANY MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW. In the meantime, please join our new private FaceBook page (for HHF MEMBERS ONLY) - - for frequent updates and interesting dialogue. If you have any questions or would like to help plan the summer events, please let us know at Read more here...
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Tue, 07/16/2013

HHF Mom Writes Article for Sentinel News About Her First Winter Outing

We all know what it feels like to enter a room where you don't know a single person - never mind a ballroom packed with 300+ strangers who all belong to a support group! Well, Abi Healey takes us through her personal experience and captures the essence of what our wonderful group is all about.  Thank you, Abi, for sharing your insight and joy!  We look forward to seeing you at our events for many years to come. heart

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Mon, 06/24/2013

SERIOUSLY! HHF couldn't have asked for better press!!

Our 2013 Winter Outing was the biggest (300+ people) and best ever with four very special guests/speakers: Meg Zucker, Ryan Haack, Tony Memmel and Nick Newell.  If you want to get a feel for what one of these events is REALLY like, read some of the blogs posted by Meg (, Tony ( and Ryan ( Ryan really gets into the meat of the weekend with 3 blogs - one for each day :)  READ MORE...

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Fri, 05/02/2014

Dating with a limb difference - By Meg Zucker

Meg (pictured to the right in 1987) will be speaking at our upcoming 2013 Winter Outing in Massachusetts.  Her website is wonderful:  Here's an excerpt from one article you can find there: "I could hardly beli

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Mon, 04/22/2013

HHF 2013 Winter Outing - Jan 25-27 - RSVP NOW - 4 Special Guests/Speakers This Year!


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Fri, 02/01/2013

Fun Day at Dover Bowl - Nov 12, 2013 - Provided by Allstate Foundation

HHF Families celebrated being awarded a $5,000 grant from Allstate with a fun day of bowling (provided by Allstate!).  We were selected out of 1,300 entries! THANK-YOU to The Sherman Family for nominating us for this competitive grant! 

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Tue, 03/05/2013

Jim Abbott's Family-to-Family "Helping Hands" Discussion Group

Jim AbbottIn addition to his new book, "Imperfect -  An Improbably Life", all of us can related to the postings at - Jim's Family to Family Helping Hands Group: An Online Discussion Group, a place where friends and their families offer each other support and advice. 

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Tue, 01/22/2013

Funds raised for HHF by Fat Belly's Pub in RI - Thank you!

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Sun, 01/13/2013

Once again, we are honored to have been chosen as the recipient of a $4,000 donation raised at Fat Belly's 5th annual golf tournament on August 27, 2012 at Potowomut Golf Club, Rhode Island!  Thanks to HHF Dad, Tim Harrington, and Fat Belly's many volunteers and participants for raising money on our behalf.  We will cert

"What are the Paralymics?" by Ryan at

claireBy Ryan - August 30, 2012

I hardly know anything about the Paralympics.

Like, is the word even supposed to be capitalized?

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Thu, 11/29/2012


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