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House Notes | January 2024

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The Burgess Family Story

When Natasha and Will Burgess’ daughter Daisy was diagnosed with Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome, they didn’t know where to turn. Pitt-Hopkins is a rare genetic disorder affecting less than 1,300 children around the world, with little information and resources available online. So when the Burgess’ saw that UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital was doing a clinical trial for the disorder, they traveled from their home in Canada to San Francisco, and came to Family House. From the moment the Burgess’ came to stay at Family House in October, they felt a sense of community. “Family House is so inclusive and understanding. There’s zero judgement if you need anything. It makes us feel like a part of a community, rather than taking advantage of something. We feel like part of a family here.” Read their story.

Save the Date: Annual Family House Gala

Mark your calendars for our annual Gala! This year, our gala will be on May 18, 2024 at the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco. This year's event theme will be Superbloom, and tables and sponsorships will be available for purchase soon. Please contact Anoushka Donnelley, Director of Development and Marketing at [email protected] for more information.

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Family House Holiday Party

The annual holiday party at Family House was a sight to behold this year. Families celebrated the holidays with a meal, presents from Santa, and life-size, festive, furry characters! It was a special night full of joy for families, volunteers and staff alike. Many thanks to Bobby Thomas and friends, Michelle Brasch and family and the Family Services Committee for putting on a magical evening.

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Valentine's Wish List!

You can help spread joy and love at Family House this Valentine's Day!

Check out our Valentine’s Day wish list on Amazon.

You'll find cards, fidget toys, chocolates, ring pops, and more. All these goodies can be donated directly to Family House for our Valentine's Day treat bags, which are sure to bring smiles to the children and families staying at the house this February.

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Thank You for a Great 2023

As we start a new year, we thank you for your commitment to Family House in 2023. You are part of the community that helped us welcome nearly 4,000 patients, parents and siblings this past year! Recap 2023 with us and read about the events, fundraisers, volunteers, families and community support that made this year special.

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540 Mission Bay Blvd. North

San Francisco, CA 94158


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