LOOKING BACK AT 2020

After hiring two employees and opening our office in January of 2020, we hit the ground running! Listed below are a few of the highlights!

24/7 HALO Helpline launched - The HALO Helpline 1-888-221-4256 (HALO) offers free and confidential information, support, and referrals for patients, their family members, and caregivers who have concerns about the treatment and care a patient is receiving in any healthcare setting, either at home or in a facility.

Making a Difference guide- Making a Difference, A Guide for Defending the Medically Vulnerable was distributed to thousands of prolife organizations, donors, subscribers, friends, pastors, ministers, conference attendees, and more. This well-researched guide arms patients, loved ones, and caregivers with the information they need to make important medical decisions.

This guide was also instrumental in saving a young father’s life!

Huge win in the Texas Supreme Court - HALO co-signed an Amicus Brief to defend “Baby Tinslee,” an ill 20-month-old girl in a Fort Worth hospital. This brief delivered more time for Baby Tinslee to live!

The Health Care Civil Rights Task Force formed – HALO joined other like-minded organizations to form the Health Care Civil Rights Task Force, a voluntary association between HALO, the Christ Medicus Foundation, the Life Legal Defense Foundation, the National Catholic Bioethics Center, and the Terri Schiavo Life and Hope Network. The objectives of this joint task force are to promote respect for the sanctity of life in medical decisions, and to educate the public about bioethical and health care civil rights issues.
(Visit healthcarecivilrights.org.)

Social media challenge introduced - We invited everyone to review difficult-to-grasp life issues with the children in their life to educate the next generation on the sanctity of every human life.

Print edition of the HALO Herald published - Due to numerous requests, and in an effort to reach new readers, we started issuing a quarterly print newsletter in addition to our monthly e-newsletter.

We are gratified that, over the past year, HALO has touched the lives of many patients, families, and caregivers in a special way. Whether by battling medical futility policies, fighting unjust discrimination, praying with or for patients and Helpline callers, HALO has truly made a difference.

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