Item description for Hope's Wish: How One Girl's Dream Made Others' Come True by Shelby Stout & Stuart Stout...
Overview Presents the life of Hope Stout, a twelve-year-old girl who was struck with an aggressive form of bone cancer and whose plan for helping other terminally-ill children was a source of inspiration to those around her.
One courageous girl used her final wish to fulfill the wishes of 155 other children. When Hope Stout was diagnosed with bone cancer, the Stouts prayed for a miracle. The miracle occurred, but not in the way the Stouts expected. Instead this young girl asked for what seemed to be impossible-that one million dollars be raised in a month to fund the wishes of all the children on the Make-A-Wish Foundation's list for Central and Western North Carolina.
Shelby and Stuart StoutAfelt led to write A Legacy of Hope after compiling a journal of the 191 days from Hope's diagnosis to her death. Both parents were with Hope every step of the way on her journey from a healthy preteen to being dependent on crutches to eventually being bedridden. Their heartfelt story includes the times when theyAwere angry and desperate, as well as the times when Hope's humor and spirit shone through.
Academy Award winner David S. Ward will direct the feature film, Hope's Wish. Filming is scheduled to begin in mid-January of 2008.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.32" Width: 6.03" Height: 1.14" Weight: 0.98 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2008
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 1595551581 ISBN13 9781595551580
Availability 0 units.
More About Shelby Stout & Stuart Stout
Shelby Stout is a preschool teacher at Matthews United Methodist Church. Shelby's written journal of the 191 days from her daughter Hope's diagnosis to her death served as the basis for the book that she and her husband, Stuart, co-authored.
Reviews - What do customers think about Hope's Wish: How One Girl's Dream Made Others Come True?
Wonderful! Sep 20, 2008
This is a very well written book that allows the reader to really get to know remarkable, young Hope through the eyes of her parents. I would highly recommend it.
It is a very engaging book, full of not only poignent moments, but funny ones as well. The story is inspiring on many levels and is a tremendous testament to what one person and one family can do.
While there are many families that face death with courage, there are fewer who use it as an opportunity to grow closer to God and to bring others closer to God as well. People who read this book will be made aware of what is really important.
Fabulous Must Read - Will Change Your Life! Jul 31, 2008
I just moved to Charlotte in May 208 with my husband and sons. Not a week after moving here, I got the call quick to go to Houston...my dad had developed a terrible life threatening infection from stage 3 colon cancer surgery and asked me to come...in case he didn't make it. Over that two weeks, I paced Barnes N Noble and picked up a few books...ironicallly on June 23...a VERY important date in this book. I picked this book for the title and picture...didn't know anything about it and certainly did not know that it was in my new hometown and part of my new church community. I finally read on July 31st as I was pining over my dad. It's AMAZING! I'm sharing it with everyone I know...I can't wait for the whole world to know about this little gal...and her very neat and courageous family. Not to mention, a reason to show why we fell in love with Charlotte when we looked for houses in March...the people here are beautiful...on the inside especially. You have to read this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This book changed my life. May 30, 2008
Sometimes it is so easy to get caught up in the "me, me" rat race of life that we forget about the "Big Picture" Mr. and Mrs. Stout and of course Hope Stout has taught me so much about the true meaning of life and the desires to help people, even though we may be faced with tragedy or serious illness. Never give up Hope and always strive to make the world a better place for those who are less fortunate then ourselves. Reading about a young girl going through so much pain and suffering and yet who still is thinking about how she can help other children in need and give up her gifts to help the other children is truly a amazing story of selfless love and sacrifice. This story of Hopes Wish truly has changed my life for the better and enabled me to put my heart and energy into volunteering my time and energy into helping those less fortunate. For that inspiration that this book and Hopes story has provided I owe the world to this wonderful family. Thank you so much Mr. and Mrs. Stout for sharing this story with us and may God Bless you and your family forever and ever. Hope's wish truly continues to keep on giving to the world and for that I am ever thankful.
Wish I could give EVERYONE a copy of this to read !!!! Apr 9, 2008
I received my copy on April 7th, 2008, started reading it as soon as I opened it and never put it down until I was finished. I really wished I could give EVERYBODY a copy to read. I will be asking all my family to read this wonderful story of faith, family, love and the power of prayer.
An amazing story about faith in God and the power of a Wish Mar 7, 2008
Stuart and Shelby Stout have incredible faith in God and this story is proof thereof. It has times of laughter, times of tears, and shows how truly faithful some can be in God to bring you through trying times. The wish that Hope requested from Make-A-Wish was so incredible that the media in Charlotte, NC picked it up and ran with it! One little red-head with cancer raising $1 million for those less fortunate than her is truly inspirational. And not to mention it was done in less than 2 months!! The power of Hope's wish still lives on today through the friends and family of Shelby and Stuart. I am blessed that I was able to witness some of this journey with the Stouts.