Do you remember when we asked you to write an encouraging note to our transplant families as a part of our Welcome Them Home campaign?
Last fall, we set out to collect 1,000 encouraging messages from caring people like you to transplant patients and their families.
We had these notes sewn together into a beautiful welcome banner that is now hanging in our dining room to welcome our transplant families home after long, hard days at the hospital.
It is our hope that these words of encouragement, wisdom, and strength will bring hope to our guests during a difficult journey and that support from our community will bring them joy and peace.
Some of the notes read:
“Welcome to warm hospitality, a comfy bed, warm meals, and a listening ear.” –Lorraine
“You are strong and courageous.” –Anonymous
“Stay strong. The people who work here and the other families will be your greatest support.” –Anita
“This is your home to find comfort in and share with those who understand.” –Rob
“There is hope and love, much of it found right here. Ne strong, never give up!” –Tibor
“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations here at the Howie’s House. Welcome.” –Ed
“You’re patient and loving.” –Anonymous
“Hang in there. Things will get better. Never lose hope.” –Mary Ellen
Thanks to you, we can remind our transplant families of the support they have. No one’s transplant journey will be exactly the same, but finding ways to support one another is a crucial part of helping our families feel comfortable, safe, and supported.
Thank you for being part of such an inspiring project!