Guest Stories

The Eckman Family

The Eckman Family Adele was just shy of turning two years old when she caught a respiratory virus, RSV, that hospitalized her with life-threatening seizures. Her parents, Lani and Eric, were no strangers to the hospital, as Adele was born in 2009 with a neuromuscular condition that required regular medical attention. For over a week,…

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Kim & Ron Echeverri

Kim & Ron Echeverri Written by Kim Echeverri “ I am very humbled to think that because of JW, and out of his family’s loss, my family and I have been given such a gift, this refuge, this place of healing and recovery. On January 24, 2016, with my arm around to steady him, my…

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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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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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