THE LIFE OF Carol Hebert
Carol Hebert is a resident of Port Neches Texas, who is married to Mike Hebert (a Port Arthur police officer). They have been married since 1992 and have 3 children, two of which are in college; Jordan, Dillon and Jeremy. Jeremy is a student at PNG.
Mike and Carol have worked all these years and enjoyed raising their family. In 2015 Carol was diagnosed with breast cancer in both breasts and to make matters worse the cancer was suspected to be in her lymph nodes. They immediately made her an appointment at MD Anderson and treatment started in August. This family has “Paid It Forward”, all of Mike’s career he has been very involved in the kids of Port Arthur and even grew the Port Arthur Blue Santa to what it is today.With Carol by his side, Mike has done a great job serving and protecting the folks of Port Arthur and surrounding areas all these years.
We hosted a benefit on May 21, 2016 at the Neches River Wheelhouse Port Neches, Texas in Carol's honor. Here's her testimonial about her experience with the Circle of Hope:
COH: "How'd you hear about the Circle of Hope?"
Benjie: I heard about them from a co-worker, Jamie Hargrave. She sent me the application but I never completed it as I felt there were others that had a greater need than myself. Later into my treatment, my husband’s coworker Jon Carona mentioned it to my husband. Jon told Mike that the Circle of Hope would be doing a benefit in my honor. Mike and I still were very uneasy about this. For most of our married life we have been in a position to be able to help others and were really struggling with the thought of a benefit to help us.
COH: "What was your problem before you got help from the Circle of Hope?"
Carol: I was diagnosed with Stage 3 bilateral breast cancer.
COH: "How did they help you?"
Carol: The financial benefit allowed us to travel back and forth to Houston. It helped pay for hotels, gas, food and medical bills. I am forever grateful that I was able to get treatment at MD Anderson.
COH: "What was it like to work with the Circle of Hope?"
Carol: I am still amazed by the loyal, committed, faith filled members who make up the Circle of Hope. Their selfless act of giving to our Community is a God send to so many.
To work with the Circle of Hope is to be the hands and feet of jesus.
There are no words to describe the overwhelming feeling of love and peace that I gained from my experience with the Circle of Hope. It is a humbling experience to work with the remarkable men and women who make up the Circle of Hope.
COH: "What exactly did you like most about the Circle of Hope?"
Carol: That everything they do is done out of their love for their community and their love for God. That they are a God send to so many in need in our community. They are one of a kind and devote themselves to others.
COH: "What surprised you the most or made you the happiest about your experience with the Circle of Hope?"
Carol: For me, the financial assistance truly helped so much but I was most touched by the love that I was shown by all who helped and attended my benefit.