Show #126 Interview with Co Founder Jessica Welsch

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 On Monday night at 8pm, be sure to tune in for our newest episode of Hope Saves the Day on Autism Radio.Tonight's show talks with Co Founder of the Hopefull Company Jessica Welsch !

The HopeFULL Company Began by Feeding a Family Friend Who Was Undergoing Chemotherapy

The HopeFULL Company came to fruition in a beautiful, organic way through a dear family friend who was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia in 2009.

Like many people undergoing chemotherapy treatments, eating was no longer an enjoyable activity for our friend. She struggled to find foods that she could tolerate and that would give her enough calories and nutrition. Knowing we both made homemade baby food for our children, she asked us to make her meals which were small in portion, packed with nutrition and without strong flavors. We were thrilled to help and dove enthusiastically into the project.

Jessica and Stephanie

A week later we delivered our frozen "whole-food pops" (now known as HopeFULLs) to our friend, each with a unique message of hope. The HopeFULLs satisfied her pallet, soothed her mouth sores and filled her tummy with healthy fat, protein, calories and nutrients when she needed it most. We also brought with us a message of hope and peace.

This friend of ours passed on six months later, after touching the lives of many with her grace, dignity, humor and tenacity. The HopeFULL Company happily dedicates some of its proceeds to local charities in her honor.

Twenty months after delivering our first batch of frozen HopeFULLs we launched The HopeFULL Company. We are proud of our products and are excited to provide a way to feed those having trouble eating while delivering a message of peace, hope and love.

Although the HopeFULL Gift Pack was developed for children and adults having a hard time eating due to cancer (and chemotherapy), our cheerful pops have quickly become popular with just about everyone - from parents of picky eaters to those who just want a healthy snack on hand!

Due to the popularity The HopeFULL Gift Pack had with parents and grand parents, we launched The BellyFULL Kit. This kit was inspired out of a desire to introduce whole foods to our young children in a way that nurtures their curiosity for food, fosters a love of whole foods and desire to eat healthy. The BellyFULL Kit makes it easy to introduce whole foods to young children in an adventurous, playful way. Our frozen BellyFULLs make eating whole foods fun for kids, and preparing them together can create memories which will last a lifetime! BellyFULLs are perfect for finicky little eaters, children with sensory issues, little chefs in the making, parents who made their own baby food, upcoming kid birthdays or mommy-to-be/baby showers!

The HopeFULL Company Mission:

We aim to make it easy to prepare satisfying, nutrient-dense and easily edible meals and snacks for those having trouble eating.

We aspire to provide parents with the recipes and tools they need to get their children interested in and eating more healthy whole foods.

We wish to pay it forward by giving of our time and products to many non profit organizations in the United States.

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