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Howie's House Tribute Wall

Tribute Wall sponsored by James & Paula Duva.

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In Memory Of

Bob Byrnes

Bob Byrnes was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He also was a very special member of the Garden State Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group.  Bob had the ability to approach each task positively and readily; no task was too difficult for him to accomplish. Bob navigated his journey through Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis with dignity and grace. Unable to gain admission into a lung transplant program, Bob embraced his role as an Esbriet Ambassador, sharing his knowledge and insights into this life-threatening disease. Bob’s resolve and graceful acceptance of his eventual outcome was truly comforting and inspirational to others struggling with their journey. When Bob spoke, his approach was always gentle, supportive and respectful. He gave others confidence and greater meaning to their lives. Learning something new from Bob was really a reflection on your thoughts. All of us in the Garden State Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group were blessed to have known him.

By Jim and Paula Duva on behalf of GSPF SG

In Memory of

Donna McCuen

In memory of our mom, who donated life for others to live <3

By Donna's Darlings

In Honor of

Alice Sellers

Thankful for all the Staff and volunteers at the Gift of Life House. During the Transplant journey they truly make you feel at home helping in any way possible.

By Donnie Sellers

In Honor of

Melissa Mull

It is almost 6 years since my daughter had a heart transplant at Penn and I had the opportunity to stay at the Gift of Life House. It was a nice experience at a very emotional time in our lives since her onset was abrupt. It was great to be able to meet other people who were going through similar situations. Thank you for the support and meals that we received.

By Sandra Mull

In Memory of

Mr. George A. Byron, Jr

In memory of Mr. George A. Byron, Jr. and in support of his son, Reggie Byron, and family. So pleased to honor Mr. Byron’s request in the support of others.

By Nakia Johnson

In Memory of

George Gibbs

George received a double lung transplant in 2011. He volunteered at the GOL house for 6 years driving the Van and participating in the house at nights. He loved volunteering. Felt like he was giving back. We were grateful for his donor and for the University of Penn docs, nurses, everyone who helped including GOL. Thank you everyone. Be a donor! 💚💙💚💙

By Sue Gibbs

In Memory of

William A. Keely, III

Billy, You were taken too soon and it’s not fair.
I’ll never forget the memories we share. Your caring heart
and loving smile made many lives more worthwhile.
Your generous heart saved the lives of five strangers.
Three are no longer strangers to your family and they are forever
They live on because you cared about others.
I miss you everyday and keep you in my heart.
‘Til we meet again, my loving son.

By Judy Keely (Mom)

In Honor of


To my wife, who cared for me everyday. She’s my angel sent from above.

By Phil

In Honor of

Howard Nathan

In honor of the one and only Howard Nathan

By Bruce Vladeck

In Memory of

Tom Ledford

In memory of the epitome of a gentleman, a scholar, and a great human being…Tom, you will be so missed!

By Sean and Shauna McGlynn and Family

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