Press Release, Executive Office of the Governor of the State of Maryland
ANNAPOLIS, MD–First Lady Yumi Hogan delivered congratulatory remarks and presented a Governor’s Citation at the Believe in Tomorrow Children’s House at Johns Hopkins 25th Anniversary on Saturday, November 17. The Governor’s Citation was presented to Brian Morrison, Founder & CEO of Believe in Tomorrow in recognition of a celebration to honor and applaud the 25th anniversary of the Believe in Tomorrow Children’s House at Johns Hopkins. The foundation provides exceptional hospital and respite housing service to critically ill children and their families – helping to keep families together during a medical crisis and having a positive influence on the healing process.
“Over the last four years, I have visited several Children’s Houses and met so many brave boys and girls facing their diseases head on – with courage, bravery, and optimism. I still keep those amazing children in my prayers, morning and night. As a wife, a mother, and a grandmother, I understand how difficult it is to see your loved one in pain,” said First Lady Yumi Hogan. “I would like to congratulate everyone at the Believe in Tomorrow Children’s House at Johns Hopkins on reaching this incredible milestone and extend my sincere thanks for the amazing work that you do every single day on behalf of Maryland’s children and families. With Believe in Tomorrow, so many families and children are receiving the hope and the support they need at a safe place among other families that are facing similar battles.”
Over the last four years, the First Lady has visited children and families at multiple Children’s Houses, including the John Hopkins residence and the Ocean City home. She also had a chance to preview the Deep Creek facility a couple of years ago with the governor.
As the part of the Silver Celebration, 2018 Believe In Tomorrow Awards were presented to the following people, businesses, or organizations that have made a tremendous impact on the lives of the children and families Believe in Tomorrow serves for their dedication and commitment to Believe In Tomorrow’s mission:
- Unsung Hero Award: Gary Tyranski
- Legacy Award: Mark Gaulin
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Trent Waite
- Stewart J. Greenebaum Founders Award: Jeff Elkin
- Distinguished Service Award: Coard Simpler
Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Foundation also recognized 25 people, businesses, or organizations that have been instrumental to the success of The Children’s House at Johns Hopkins.
Since 1982, Believe In Tomorrow has provided over 900,000 individual overnight accommodations, from every state in the U.S. and more than 82 countries worldwide. Their unique hospital housing and respite housing serve as a support system when families need it most. Believe In Tomorrow Children’s Foundation provides exceptional hospital and respite housing services to critically ill children and their families. Their programs bring comfort, hope, and joy to children and their families, enabling them to renew their spirits mentally and physically.
For more information visit Believe in Tomorrow athttps://believeintomorrow.org.