Love Notes

“When my doctor said I needed to come here, I said, ‘I can’t.’ And if we had to pay $40 or $50 a night to stay in a motel, we couldn’t do it. But the Family Home has been just like my home. There’s a kitchen, a bathroom, a living room where you can sit and watch TV, and a big dining room. I’ve really enjoyed it, even though I’m here for my sickness. We’ve met people from all over the world, and everyone has been so friendly. Nobody’s running around here with long faces. You think you’ve got problems, but then you see somebody else and you want to pray for them. It makes you realize you’re not the only one. You can talk about your problems, and you really connect like family. When you help somebody else, it makes you feel good. It makes you think you’re here for a reason, not just for your treatment.”

Norma L. Cook | Multiple Myeloma Patient, Frankston, TX

“Dear Friends who will be staying in this room, have no worries. Pope John II always said, ‘Be not afraid. your faith will carry you through.’ You have already been blessed by being in the Family Home. And it is just that. A home away from home. People share their food and you will find all that you need here. Run out of toothpaste. They have it. Had an accident. There are washers across the hall that cost nothing and all cleaning and soap is provided. You are in the best place possible if you are sick. It is warm and kind here. It is restful so you can concentrate on getting well. Laughing helps. I do watch videos to make me laugh. It is the best medicine. I hope all who stay here realize what a gift this place is. It is really a home! Get to know everyone. Sharing stories takes away from your own hurt. You can always learn something too. Go to knitting, bingo, welcome meetings on Wednesdays. Everything together helps. I thank God every day this home is here for us. I hope that after you place your faith in Jesus that you will put some faith in this home and your ability to help yourself.”

Alice Smith

“I was so blessed to find this place when my son was placed in ICU and I had no place to go. It has been a Godsend and I have felt his presence. It’s a place of home and I am so grateful it was here in my time of need. My son is now in remission and spending time at home so I am leaving this room to someone else. I hope they will find the same peace and hope that I found here.”

Denise Arnold

“We were so grateful to have found this place. Our social worker from the Cancer Center, Harold Reed, was the one who had asked to come here. I would like to thank him. The room is clean and you could not ask for anything else. I enjoy being here and would like to thank Harold Reed very much in our time of need and maybe we will call back again. Best wishes to anybody that stays here.”

Robert and Sharon Knox

“This is my first time at Family Home. I can say it is a blessing to know there is a place like this here for people going through cancer treatments. It takes a lot of worry away knowing the staff here really does care. This is really a home away from home. The staff who works on weekends are so helpful and nice. I hope we get to stay here every time I come for treatments. My care giver and myself want to thank everyone here. God bless and keep you for all the wonderful things you do.”

Ruth Ann & Walter Ashley

“Thank you again for my second stay at the Family Home. I thank God ever day for this home; it gave me the comfort and the kindness from the staff that I needed while being away from my family in Alabama. Thank you to everyone for all your warmth, kind words and sense of humor. I am so grateful. I pray every night for strength to make it through this journey. I know in my heart that God will carry me through.”

Annette Malone

“I thank him for blessing me to be able to have some place to stay in my struggle with my illness and the kind people here. The people here are really a joy and lift up your spirits. May God continue to bless them.”

Wanda Johnson

“We were so fortunate and blessed to be able to stay in this wonderful place. We are so thankful to God and all the wonderful people here. It is so quiet and clean. We were, frankly, very scared and anxious when we arrived and everyone has been so wonderful. May God truly bless each one of you. You will never know how much that we appreciate being able to stay here.”

Harvey & Darline Jessie

“As before, my husband and I have enjoyed our stay here. Truly, God has opened doors for the burden to be lifted from me. Everything that is needed here, for the patients, is supplied. Thank you Family Home, I and my husband will forever be grateful to you and your staff.”

Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Collins