Piper's Key is OFFICIALLY a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that gifts inclusive books to children with disabilities that represent their unique selves in a positive light.
Piper's Key is unlocking representation through literacy for every child!
Piper's Key was formed in memory of Piper Grace Hoefler, who passed away after 27 days on Earth due to the effects of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 0 (the rarest form of SMA). Had Piper survived her rare disease, she would be living with multiple disabilities and would need opportunities to grow a positive self-concept.
Though Piper's time on Earth was short, her strength has touched all those who learned her story.
Listen to Dr. Jessica on Wadsworth Community Radio (97.1FM) share Piper's story and her mission to change the world!
"It has been wonderful! Patients love receiving them and the docs & staff have really enjoyed passing them out! It's so wonderful to be able to help you pass on Piper's legacy! Gives us all that little bit of extra joy in helping to make a difference!"
- Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH
"Today at our weekly PT session at Akron Children’s Boston Hts location - Madelyn was given the most wonderful book - Super Special Magic Shoes. Madelyn has spina bifida and she does wear braces just like the girl in the book! Thank you so so much!!"
- Olivia, Stow, OH
"Our team at Sherwood Forest Elementary wholeheartedly believes in inclusion and all of the positivity is brings. We are SO excited to share these incredible stories with all students when they return to school in September. Thank you so much for this generous donation!"
- Sherwood Forest Elementary, Bellevue, WA
"Thank you so much for the book you so kindly gifted me. I found it the most perfect home! Piper's Key is going to be a ripple in the change this world needs to see."
- Kendra, Hudson, OH
"Thank you so much for choosing my book to give out through Piper's Key. I hope you enjoy the book as well as the little hands that receive it. Thank you for letting me be apart of your book movement!"
- Jessica (author of This Is Me), Columbus, OH
"The book you sent to Zander was so nice. I got a chance to read it with him last night [and] his 1 ½ year old sister learned about 3 of the signs, so helpful."
- Paulette (regarding This Is Me), Ravenna, OH