Welcome to Purple Hope!

Hello! My name is Joseph A. Pinto and welcome to Purple Hope!

George Henry Lewes once said, “The only cure for grief is action.”

And he was right. Grief is different things to different people, even down to the manner in which we come to terms with it. No right or wrong ways exist to our process; more importantly, perhaps, is the path we eventually choose.

I found myself along that road several months after my father passed from pancreatic cancer in 2007. It was an excruciatingly painful time, but I did settle upon my own cure. I wrote a book in tribute to my father, a fantasy tale that took his real world and transformed it into myth. In turn I did something else – I offered a message of hope and of unity to be shared with others in a similar situation such as myself.

My intent for Purple Hope is a simple, heart-felt one: share healing, share caring.  Share your stories – Purple Hope is your place to express your thoughts and feelings freely.  Provide news and updates on your fundraising events.  Allow your loved ones to breathe life again, for all others to read, as I did for my father.

I hope you find Purple Hope to be a positive place, one you will visit often.


Joseph A. Pinto

If your life has been affected by pancreatic cancer – or another form of cancer or disease –  and wish to share your story, please contact me  at authorjosephpinto@gmail.com

You can visit me as well at josephpinto.com


7 responses to “Welcome to Purple Hope!

  1. What an incredibly gracious way to support the Pancreatic Cancer community. I tip my hat to you, Joseph Pinto – it takes a special strength of character to open your heart and your world to those who are suffering and share their pain. This is a beautiful gesture, and I know you do it with a full heart and the determination to make a difference for others. I wish you and ‘Purple Hope’ much success!

  2. Thank you very much, Nina! :} I’m trying my hardest

  3. Reblogged this on and commented:
    Welcome to Purple Hope!

  4. “A place for sharing, caring and healing”…
    I love this!
    May this blog find the people whose hearts and souls need to be touched. The world needs more places where people remember their humanity.
    May you be blessed Joseph Pinto! 🙂
    – Kim

    • Thank you, Kim. Honestly, I think I’m doing very little here – only offering a spot for others to express their memories, sentiments & hopefully words of inspiration. I appreciate all your support! 🙂

  5. Looks great Joseph. Hope people can be encouraged here!

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