Happy Independence Day
Wishing you and your family
a happy and safe 4th of July!
Dear Transplant Community Friends,
 
As we celebrate a festive 4th of July here with our transplant family of guests, it is a another reminder of how much we appreciate the collective efforts of those in the transplant community who work so tirelessly at any hour, any day and even on the holidays so that others may receive the miracle they so desperately need through transplantation. Thanks so much for your dedication during times like these.
 
We recently had a night here at Restoring Hope Transplant House where we had our 6 guest rooms occupied by transplant families from 6 different states. On that night, Kentucky became the 35th different state from which we have hosted a transplant family. It truly is amazing the distances our many friends have elected to come to receive life-saving care. It is a reflection of the hard work, stellar reputation and compassionate bedside manner of the countless UW Transplant Program employees that we have hosted people from all parts of the country. Amazing people doing truly amazing things on a daily basis!
 
As a non-profit that depends almost entirely on financial contributions to keep our doors open, these summer months are an extremely challenging time. Annual expenses all seem to come at once, the air conditioning costs to keep this massive home cool and comfortable for guests are astronomical each month and we have added complimentary well-balanced breakfasts for all of our families each and every morning without ever raising our original low rates of $35 per night.
 
In our summer season of need, we hope that you will share the mission and miracles that take place here at Restoring Hope Transplant House on a weekly basis. Our hope is that those in the transplant community who are deeply touched by the work being done here may feel compelled to make a contribution to help ensure that our daily operating expenses are covered, the house remains cool during a sticky summer, a healthy breakfast continues to be the start to a great day and our rates can continue to be the lowest option available to those in need of homelike housing. Please help spread the word and support the many amazing people who come from all across the country in search of the gift of life by supporting Restoring Hope Transplant House today.
 
Happy 4th!
 
Cindy Herbst
Executive Director & Co-Founder
Restoring Hope Transplant House 
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Celebrating 100 Years of Lions
With thanks to Peter & Joann Cerniglia
As the Lions Club International celebrates 100 years of service in Chicago over this 4th of July holiday, we cannot thank them all enough for all they have done to support Restoring Hope Transplant House and our visiting families over the past 4 plus years. It all started years ago when our local Middleton Lions Club embraced Restoring Hope as their charity of choice.  Amazing how this house and the transplant families went on to capture the hearts of Lions Clubs statewide, into Illinois with the help of some of our own guests and beyond.  We appreciate their efforts.

Special thanks to our Lions friends Peter and Joann Cerniglia who have poured their hearts and souls into raising funds and awareness for Restoring Hope and our expansion efforts.  Peter and Joann have sacrificed so many nights, traveled thousands of miles across Wisconsin, spoke about the house in front of countless gatherings, introduced us to so many incredible people and helped to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars that are earmarked for our expansion and renovations plans.  All behind the scenes with very little fanfare in support of the transplant community.  So many tremendous people have embraced Restoring Hope over the years, but nobody more than the Cerniglia's.

In a holiday week of celebrating 100 years of great service, we salute the Cerniglia's and all of the Lions Clubs that have so generously stepped up to support Restoring Hope Transplant House. 
Joann, RHTH Guest Barb, RHTH Executive Director Cindy Herbst and Peter on the road speaking
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Transplant caregivers from two different families share stories, journeys and plenty of laughs over a game of cribbage.  The spirit of our guests makes this house a home!