These are some of the faces and people for which we are most thankful this holiday season. The beautiful people here are just some of the transplant families who have called Restoring Hope Transplant House their home away from home recently while going through their life-changing transplant journeys.
Photos alone don't do their stories justice. I wish our neighbors, supporters and donors could spend a night gathered around the dining room table or spread about the living room in conversation with genuine care and support for one another. This is a very special place!
As I welcomed a new lady to the house last evening from De Pere I could sense a little of the normal anxieties of coming into an unknown environment with others you do not know. It all melted away when I introduced her to another transplant caregiver who is also from De Pere. After a lengthy conversation of sharing stories from their respective journeys, she turned to us and said, "Thank you so much for such a warm welcome!" before heading off to bed.
We are thankful to the new families who give us the chance to show much the supportive atmosphere at RHTH can help, grateful to old friends who return each year for visits and stays, so incredibly appreciative of all the supporters who so generously give of their time, talents, love and financial support and especially so overjoyed for the new transplant clinic our families have been blessed with as well as the amazing hospital staff that makes all these miracles possible. You all play such a huge role in making Restoring Hope such a wonderful place. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!