Amanda's Hope is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing scholarships to individuals impacted by cancer, including bone marrow failure diseases.
We know that when cancer strikes, no member of the immediate family escapes the impact. Therefore, our scholarships are potentially available to the cancer patient or a member of his or her immediate family.
Beginning in the graduating year 2019, individuals graduating from Fayette and Floyd County schools will be eligible to apply for scholarships.
Amanda White Ashworth was a wife, mother, daughter, and teacher. She was born on July 6, 1978, and grew up in Fayette County, Georgia, graduating from Sandy Creek High School in 1996.
She received a Bachelor's Degree in Recreational Therapy from Shorter College in Rome, Georgia in 2000, and a Master's Degree in Teaching from Jacksonville State University in 2007. She married Heath Ashworth in 2004, and they had two children.
Amanda had a strong faith which she practiced through quiet service to others. She worked for four years at Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital, leading special needs adults in recreational activities. She spent eleven years as a kindergarten and first grade teacher at Cave Spring Elementary in Floyd County. Amanda approached both jobs with love and determination. Amanda was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome in July, 2016. She passed away in April, 2017 from complications resulting from a bone marrow transplant.
Amanda lived her life with a playful sense of wonder. She relished new challenges and experiences, whether it was hiking miles out of the way to sit beneath a mountain waterfall, bodysurfing on breaking waves, swimming with wild dolphins, participating in a mud run, or chasing her children around the yard. Through Amanda's Hope, her family and friends celebrate Amanda's joyful approach to life and her legacy of faithful service.