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Jessie Hall, 13, and her parents Kristi and Cris Hall live in Aledo, Texas. Kristi - the Kelley's daughter - grew up in Cheyenne.

The Halls started a Hemi Foundation for children and their families who have had or will have the brain surgery. The foundation also works with medical professionals to pay for research into the causes of diseases that lead to intractable seizures and surgery.

 •  Go East on old Highway 30
 •  From College Drive - 4.2 miles to Reese Road
 •  North on Reese Road 1 mile to Beckle Road
 •  One block west to Ashley Drive
 •  Go North on Ashley Drive
 •  5th House on Right, 6565 Ashley Drive
  Any questions please call Gary at 307-630-6641 or e-mail us at papa@hemiforest.com.

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The Hemi Lighted Forest of Hope in Cheyenne, Wyoming, is a celebration of LIFE and HOPE for children all over the world, who have had their lives turned upside down, in a battle against intractable epilepsy.  These children all underwent radical brain surgery in HOPE of living a life seizure free.   A tree will be lighted for each child who has undergone Hemispherectomy Brain Surgery and who has registered with The Hemispherectomy Foundation.  These trees and lights represent a celebration of each child’s HOPE for a life without seizures.

On October 15, 2012 the trees were turned on and were on each night for viewing.

In 2012, 600 trees were lit. Each year more trees and lights will be added to the Hemi Lighted Forest of Hope.

The Lighted Forest Facts:

  • Over 200,000 lights with indoor display and parade float
  • 4.5 Acres of Trees (637 trees)
  • 2,000 feet of underground wiring with 22 service points
  • 850 Extension Cords
  • 1600 Strings of Multicolored LED Christmas Lights
  • Christmas parade train on display in the heated garage from November until the end of February
  • Outdoor lighted water feature with 5 waterfalls, 140 feet of creek with garden scale railroad running throughout
  • 13,000 gallons of water are pumped and recycled through the water feature each hour
  • Life size bronze bears in the creek
  • Over 40 reindeer lighted throughout the display
  • Indoor garden scale railroad, runs each night
  • Two indoor Christmas displays
  • Stuffed animals given away to those who want one or to pass on to someone in need
  • Hay rides throughout the trees until New Years Day from 6:30 to 8:30 weather permitting, with hot chocolate and hot apple cider after hay ride; call in advance during January and February for hay rides

Hemi Forest was mentioned in an article in the LCCC Newspaper, Wingspan.

Click here to read the article
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Click here to visit the Wingspan website

"Forest of Hope Express," shown above, is the BellaToriā„¢ trackless train that is a new addition to the Hemi Forest as of May, 2013. Click here to read more about the Forest of Hope Express.

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