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Greenlea’s HoPE


We are the Brister Family, a military family that has had to face some extraordinary circumstances on our journey, below is a little bit more about our family and the Greenlea-Marie Hope bracelet.

We found out in 2014 that we were going to be blessed with another child, we found out a little later that we were going to face some challenges, Holoprosencephaly and Hydrocephalus to be exact. After seeing all the specialist that we could see and getting told over and over that it was hopeless and that we should abort. We decided that we would face it together and that no matter what, it was part of our path to walk on this earth. At 30 weeks because of our challenges it was time to meet our little girl. We finally welcomed Greenlea-Marie to the world on January 16, 2015. After all the praying that we would just get to meet her and love her, she gave us just over 24hrs before she passed on. That was the hardest thing that we’ve ever went through in our lives, holding our little girl watching life leave her body and not being able to do anything about it, helpless. 

We decided to create The Greenlea-Marie Project, a non-profit, to help in research and help families going through similar circumstances. Our hope is that we can help families find a little HoPE and perhaps a little peace through troubled times.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, God Bless and remember it's the little things that matter the most. 

We have met some awesome people along the way, and are hoping that you can help us continue to spread awareness and help to provide a little HoPE for those affected.

We have our own Guardian Angel to look over us for the rest of our lives. 

Greenlea-Marie Thomas Brister
01-16-2015 ~ 01-17-2015

To learn more about us, Holoprosencephaly, or Hydrocephalus or to donate please visit:

Arthur Pickett