Hunter’s Hope Foundation was established to address the acute need for information and research with respect to Krabbe Disease and related Leukodystrophies. In addition, our mission is to strive to support and encourage those afflicted and their families as they struggle to endure, adjust and cope with the demands of these fatal illnesses.

Accordingly, our mission is four-fold:

  • To broaden public awareness of Krabbe Disease and other Leukodystrophies thus increasing the probability of early detection and treatment.
  • To gather and provide current, functional information and service linkages to families of children with Leukodystrophies.
  • To support research efforts that will identify new treatments, therapies and ultimately, a cure for Krabbe Disease and other Leukodystrophies.
  • To establish an alliance of hope that will nourish, affirm and confront the urgent need for medical, financial and emotional support of family members and those afflicted with Leukodystrophies.

Among the essential goals, founders Jim and Jill Kelly, seek to inspire an appreciation of all children and express a thankful heart towards God for these precious gifts of life. These bedrock values are categorically and vigilantly expressed throughout all of the Foundation’s programs and activities.

Hunter's Hope logoThe message of the Hunter’s Hope logo is at the core of the Foundation mission and all we do. It is green representing Hope. It is a candle flame in a heart, meaning the light of Christ in our hearts. “For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.”  ~ 2 Corinthians 4:6

Core Values

We believe…

…that we must remain true to and passionate about our core ideology
…that we must live and preserve our family-oriented and wholesome image
…in respecting and valuing individual contributions
…in truthfulness and honesty in all matters
…in respecting the right of privacy of all individuals