On October 25, 2013, Heather Serafin's life changed forever when she was diagnosed with a rare and terminal form of brain cancer - Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).
Heather’s story is not an easy one to tell, but this is where The H Life's story began. Heather was a happy and healthy kid. Just before her diagnosis, she was running 5k races, competed in a Tough Mudder, and was doing P90X. Despite her active and healthy lifestyle, Heather's diagnosis left her and her loved ones with the unanswerable question: How could someone in such great shape be afflicted with such a devastating cancer?
The answer is DIPG.
Unfortunately, Heather's story is not unique. Every year, approximately 300 children are diagnosed with DIPG, a disease with a survival rate of nearly zero percent.
The root of the problem lies in the lack of funding for pediatric cancer research with less than 4% of government research dollars allocated to this critical area.
For us, and for Heather, this is simply not enough.
As a result, The H Life began as a charitable brand with a clear mission: to make a meaningful impact for families affected by pediatric brain cancer through advocacy, research funding, and raising awareness. Heather was The H Life’s biggest cheerleader. This intense fighter never lost faith or hope. She remained a fierce fighter until her passing on October 25, 2015. Her legacy continues to inspire all who knew her and remains at the center of everything we do at The H Life.
On May 10, 2018, we became an official 501(c)3 charity. We remain committed to carrying forward Heather's vision of sharing the story of DIPG, helping families, and funding research that makes a real difference.
You might be wondering why we chose coffee and tea as our flagship products. Coffee has been staple throughout the years. Starting your day with a warm cup of coffee or tea gives your day a jumpstart, and a boost of energy.
By choosing to support the H Life brand, you can give your day that jumpstart while also making meaningful impact on the lives of those affected by pediatric brain cancer.
Our work is focused on sharing the stories of, spreading positive messages and creating unique products to raise funds for research teams and families affected by DIPG/DMG. Our mission is to bring hope, strength, mercy, and encouragement to those who are facing seemingly impossible circumstances. We believe that by working together, we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by this devastating disease and overcome the impossible.