​Kim was diagnosed with breast cancer in July of 2014. She immediately began chemotherapy and continued to teach August - December throughout her treatments. She fought and stayed positive through everything and we are thrilled to report as of December of 2015 she is cancer free! In June 2015 Kim and her husband jetted to the Dominican Republic and spent 6 days relaxing at the Sanctuary Cap Cana.


Jason Smith, a humble, kind hearted man who loves the Lord fiercely and pours his heart and soul into his family. Last April Jason was abruptly diagnosed with Stage 5 End Stage Renal Failure and is in need of a transplant. His positive outlook on life continues to touch the hearts and lives of those who know him.  Jason had a relaxing recharge at the Hilton Los Cabos this past November.

Sue Ann was faced with the news of Stage 3 Lymphoma in 2015 after visiting the doctor for a minor medical concern. Through a kidney scan the doctor found something was unusual. After a bone marrow biopsy and a periaortic biopsy, a port was inserted to start chemo.
After a long battle and very aggressive chemotherapy, finally in June of 2016 she found out she was in remission! In that same month she was recognized as the 2016 Hope Recipient. In September Sue Ann and her best friend hit the skies and headed to Akumal Bay, Mexico.

The stories we hear through our online submissions continue to touch our lives everyday!  Kim Jaynes of Monroe, Georgia and Sue Ann Knapp of Sarasota, Florida were the first two to become Hope Recipients and now Jason Smith of Calera, Alabama joins the list!


We all have someone that comes to mind that has a story. A story that says, I can't believe this happened to them.. Consider nominating that person as our next Hope Recipient!


To submit an application, all criteria must be met:

  • All information on the application must be filled out to be considered
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be within a 2 year window of diagnosis
  • Is open and willing to share information about their condition and forms of treatment via our social media outlets
  • Is cleared to travel by a medical professional
  • Must sign a consent form when applying and prior to travel


All information will be verified per HIPAA regulations. If chosen by our Board of Directors a companion of your choice 18 years or older will be able to you.



Meet Our Hope Recipients

Travel for Hope Foundation