Our Families

Families travel from all over our state, country, and world to receive medical care in our communities. Each child’s medical journey is unique – cancer treatments, surgeries, NICU stays, or more – the reasons that families come to stay are many. Our guests have one thing in common – they are in need of a home away from home and a community of support as their child receives life-saving or life-changing care.

These are just some of the many heartwarming, hope-filled, and inspiring stories of families who have received shelter and support in our Houses.

The Casselman Family

On December 3, 2021, Ceaira Casselman’s labor endangered both her own life and the life of her child, and she needed an emergency c-section to bring baby Mia into the world.

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The Sou Family

Shortly after his birth, Jessica found out that her son her scaphocephaly, causing the plates in his head to fuse abnormally – and that he would need neurosurgery at only four months old.

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The Pizzi Family

The Pizzi family had been going through an emotional and complex adoption process. But that beautiful day, they were matched with their daughter – facing 14 hours of travel to meet her in the NICU.

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The Rasmussen Family

Born at only 28 weeks, Kaylan weighed 1 lb, 7 oz. He needed extensive NICU time before he would be strong enough to go home, and his parents couldn’t bear to be away from him.

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