Katelynn’s Life and its impact on others. A life of strength, grace & beauty.


The Gift

With much gratitude and honor, Hunter’s Hope Foundation and the Abner Family established Katelynn’s Butterfly Kisses Program.

The Katelynn’s Butterfly Kisses Endowment Fund of $1,000,000 was established in August 2023 to provide perpetual financial support to the Katelynn’s Butterfly Kisses Program.

The Program includes support for Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD) Newborn Screening, the Leukodystrophy Care Network(LCN), MLD Families, and Sibling Support, with priority given to military families affected by Leukodystrophy.

Abner Family Story and Podcast Episode

The Abner Family’s dedication to the legacy of Katelynn is evident in their life and all they do to make a difference. You will be blessed as you learn more about this remarkable family.

Learn more about the Abner Family here


Wyatt Abner, big brother to Katelynn,  has joined Erin Kelly-Bean in leading efforts to bring siblings together to share and comfort one another. As their efforts evolve and grow, more information will be posted here and on social media. Stay tuned…





Katelynn’s Butterfly Kisses Program supports Military Families with travel to the Symposium, treatment sites, and LCN Centers.

Please revisit this page often to learn how we’re supporting military families through this program.

Eligibility: Active duty military or medically retired veterans

Funding Priorities

Activities within these areas will be funded annually through Katelynn’s Butterfly Kisses:

  • MLD Newborn Screening (NBS)
  • MLD Leukodystrophy Care Network (LCN)
  • Military Families
  • Sibling Groups

If you have questions or are interested in applying for any of the above programs, please contact us at info@huntershope.org.

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