Guest Stories

The Polanco Family

The Polanco Family We’ve been part of the JW House family since November 2014. They’ve been an integral part of helping us, help our son Tyler heal. We first were told about the JW House during the last week of our son’s hospital stay. We were completely blown away that there was such a place…

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Anastasia’s Story

Anastasia’s Story Written by Anastasia Garcia When I was ten years old I was at soccer practice and dislocated my knee. As my knee was supposed to be healing, it started hurting worse, becoming even more swollen, and discolored. Months went by and countless doctors could not figure out what was going on. The pain…

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Ray and Frank’s Story

Ray and Frank’s Story Friends for Life Watching Ray and Frank sitting in the dining room at JW House laughing, sharing stories and teaching each other how to use their iPhones, you might think their friendship had grown over many decades. But their friendship began only five weeks ago at the Cancer Treatment Center (CTC)…

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Amber’s Story

Amber’s Story “ Mom, I feel at home here – it’s so peaceful and bright! Our Saving Grace WRITTEN BY AMBER’S PARENTS My daughter Amber and I learned about JW House when she was accepted into the Lucile Packard Children’s Physical Therapy PReP Program. My daughter has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which is a connective tissue disorder…

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Airiyahna’s Story

Airiyahna’s Story “ I truly felt that we were all family during our wonderful stay at JW House. A Lifelong Friendship and Sisterhood WRITTEN BY WYANNA COLE My name is Wyanna Cole, and I am the parent of a child with Stage 5 Systemic Lupus and Arthritis. I was introduced to JW House by another…

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Ali’s Story

Ali’s Story Ali’s Story WRITTEN BY JULIE AND JON, ALI’S PARENTS Our precious daughter, Alison, (Ali) was born on February 28, 2009. At 3 months old, she was diagnosed with a condition called Neurofibromitosis. This condition primarily effects nerve growth and causes café au lait spots on the skin, but has other more serious side…

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