Alexander's Corner

My name is Alexander Knapen, and I am the younger brother of JW. I began interviewing guests, volunteers, and staff about their experiences with JW House and compiling them into stories. Throughout the process of writing these stories, I have come to understand the interaction between the broad range of backgrounds from people of all walks of life and the commonalities between their experiences with having a loved one in the hospital. These people's stories reveal the truth behind JW House; they reflect the heart and mission of my brother’s legacy and what he hoped to impart on others through their strength and honesty.

Gloria & Delilah

Gloria & Delilah Hearing the news that her daughter, Delilah, had been diagnosed with cancer came as a great shock to Gloria. The mother of five children, her entire life…

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The Purgason Family

The Purgason Family When Lee and Kitty Purgason heard the news that their son had been rushed to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center after a work accident, they traveled as…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Dee Dee Farley

Volunteer Spotlight: Dee Dee Farley Dee Dee Farley’s story began long before JW House was ever built. She and her husband, Tim, went every Sunday to St. Martin of Tours…

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