A Dog, a Tragedy, a Veteran, and a Mission

Develop Your Path to Greatness


Our founder, Ricquel Ivy is a Marine veteran who served six years. As a veteran she had a desire to serve other veterans, specifically those who have lost limbs. In October 2012, while on her way to volunteer at the local VA Claremore Veteran Center, she drove by a man in a wheelchair a neighborhood street not far from her home. Ignoring the prompt to stop, she kept driving. The feeling that she needed to speak to him would not let up so she turned back. The man she met is a Vietnam Veteran who lost his legs in a friendly fire accident. To this day, he remains a very dear friend.  Less than twenty-four hours later her dog, Hazel, tragically lost her leg, possibly defending the calves. 

This horrific accident inspired the idea to train Hazel to serve veterans as well and the creation of Patriot Hope Missions, which is dedicated to helping service members and their families. A Texas based land and exploration company climbed aboard this mission by paying for Hazel’s training. Although Hazel refused to train during her second phase final test, began having seizures, passed away on January 5, 2018, the mission remains a driving force in the heart of our founder.


About Us

We, at Patriot Hope Missions, believe that it is our duty as American citizens (human beings) to help those who have served to preserve our freedom. They have fought hard and served well. If we give back to our veterans supporting healing then we can reach many who might otherwise fall through the cracks of the normal system. These men and women are already service oriented; they just need a new mission. That mission, Patriot Hope Missions believes the most important remission is strengthening the veteran’s family through family life education, coaching, peer coaching and sharing experiences with each other. At Patriot Hope Missions INC, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing the issue of strengthening the family. Advocacy is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

Patriot Hope Missions strives to offer the gospel, hope and service, to those who have sacrificed so much for our way of life in this country, and help them realize they still have a mission in this life. Anchored in hope for humanity we serve our fellow man, so he may serve also.