Night of Superstars is an "Oscar-like" red-carpet charity event benefiting Ragan's Hope that draws numbers... of local celebrities, high-profile personalities, media, and hundreds of guests! This celebration is to honor the accomplishments of 20 amazing children, students and young adults in their respective geographical areas who are affected by varying types of disabling conditions, yet reach far beyond their adversities and excel in areas such as academics, athletics, extracurricular activities, the arts, and community service!
LEARN THE SECRET TO TRUE HAPPINESS! Night of Superstars is known as the most uplifting and inspiring event of the year because it compels you to change your perspective on your own adversities. By attending these events, you will learn our “Superstars’ Secret” to true happiness and a higher level of productivity in every area of your life. Our Superstars are living examples that if we CHOOSE to maintain a positive/joyful attitude in the midst of our trials, we will see the way to overcome our obstacles, no matter how insurmountable they may seem. Joy is a choice. …YOUR choice.
Ragan’s HOPE is committed to helping parents of children with catastrophic illnesses or injuries endure the initial impact and embrace the future by providing financial, emotional and spiritual support, in the name of Christ.
Our Vision is to help parents and communities lift up the children with seemingly insurmountable obstacles, to not only learn to rise up and meet their challenges, but to go on to live extraordinary lives.
For a parent of a child with a catastrophic illness or injury and ongoing medical needs, finding the way back to peace and a path forward can seem impossible. Ragan’s HOPE helps parents endure the initial impact and create a positive, nurturing environment for their child and family as they move together through the healing process.
All focus turns to the wellbeing of the child. Simple daily tasks fall by the wayside. Ragan’s HOPE volunteers help by doing things that allow parents to spend time with their children without the added stress of knowing that necessary routine tasks are being left undone at home.
Even families with good incomes and medical insurance can find themselves in need. Dividing time between the hospital and work can be difficult and result in unplanned daily expenses that can strain finances. This is especially true for single-parent families who may also lose the income of the primary wage earner in order to stay with their child. Ragan’s HOPE helps parents by paying bills or by connecting with agencies for long-term assistance.
No one understands the grief and heartache of the parents of children in these situations like someone else who has walked in their shoes. Ragan’s HOPE has a very special group of volunteers comprised of other parents with similar experiences who provide positive support and encouragement while helping families deal with harsh realities.
“Has God abandoned me?” “Do I still have purpose?” These are two of the most profound and existential questions one can ask. Even the strongest faith can be shaken in a time like this. During this life-changing experience, it is difficult to comprehend why God would let this happen to me and my child. Maintaining one’s faith can make the difference between a life that becomes a triumph or a tragedy.