Jean Hobler, one of the founders of Hope Happens and a driving force in its growth and the creation of the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders in partnership with Washington University, was honored as a Woman of Achievement on May 15, 2007, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Clayton. The award recognized volunter service and volunteer leadership in the St. Louis Region.  Hobler was recognized for her “Humanitarian Concerns” in numerous areas, including Hope Happens and the Hope Center.