Help Twice as Many Families like Jennifer Herrmann’s this Holiday Season

The Howie's House means my mother, who is my required caregiver, and I are not living in hotels and out of suitcases. It provides us with a home while away from home and a sense of stability during this very uncertain time.

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“Thank you so much for making my mother and me feel welcome at Gift of Life Howie’s House.

My life depends on a double lung transplant. We’re here at the Howie’s House waiting and hoping for “the call.””

I was just 33 when I got sick. In the years it took to get my diagnosis of Diffused Systemic Scleroderma with Interstitial Lung Disease, I had to quit my job and all my financial resources were depleted. The Howie’s House means my mother, who is my required caregiver, and I are not living in hotels and out of suitcases. It provides us with a home while away from home and a sense of stability during this very uncertain time.

It’s clean, quiet, comfortable, and beautiful. There are home-cooked meals every night, laundry facilities, a shuttle, and other families just like us who are waiting and hoping, too.

We are so grateful to people who support the Howie’s House “home” so we can focus on being ready when my call comes.

Will you help twice as many families like mine by making a gift during the Matching Challenge?” – Jennifer Herrmann

To help families like Jennifer’s who rely on the Howie’s House during a most difficult and uncertain time in life, a generous friend has offered a $50,000 Matching Gift opportunity. Like you, this caring friend wants every transplant family to have access to an affordable place of rest, delicious home-cooked meals, and a warm and caring community of support. So every gift received prior to the December 31st deadline will be matched dollar for dollar, ensuring that more transplant families will experience a “home away from home” at the Howie’s House.

 

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