About Caroline's Hope

Caroline’s Hope, Inc. is a tax-exempt, private foundation dedicated to making continued care possible for Caroline Lanctot, our bright, loving, fearless child. She was injured 14 years ago in a car accident when she was 10 months old and paralyzed from the neck down. Without the generosity of others, the 24-hour-a-day nursing care that includes 15 respiratory treatments daily would not be possible. Our family is grateful for all the loving support, assistance and positive connections we have received. Please click on Caroline’s Story. This video speaks for itself!

According to the Internal Revenue Code, our 501 (c) organization can assure that your contributions are tax-deductible under section 170. Caroline’s Hope is also qualified to receive tax-deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Code. One hundred percent of your contributions go directly to Caroline’s Hope. There is no money spent on administrative costs.

Caroline’s Hope also provides assistance to families and individuals who have suffered financial hardship as a result of spinal cord injury. We aim to offer this help to the financially disadvantaged in their time of need. We also make contributions to other foundations dedicated to a cure for paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury and we welcome inquiries from researchers and fundraisers.


The primary fundraiser is our participation in the annual Trenton Half Marathon, 10K and Kids Run event held in the fall. For this, we seek donations by asking participants to join Team Caroline personally, by sponsoring miles run or walked, by purchasing Trenton Half Marathon/Team Caroline products, or by making donations directly. All levels of sponsorship are welcomed. We truly appreciate all of our past supporters and hope everyone will continue being part of Team Caroline. Asking friends of ours to ask friends of theirs helps us to spread the word.

Other funds are raised through mail solicitations during the year to support Caroline and other needy families who have been financially drained as a result of spinal cord injury. A completed personal financial application is required that includes income, expenses, assets and liabilities. Based on this information, the Caroline’s Hope board determines if the patient’s financial condition qualifies them as a financial hardship.

Our operations are funded primarily through contributions from the public, including, but not limited to individuals, non-profit organizations and corporations.