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Your Support Matters

Your support of Kathy’s House helps patients access necessary and life-saving care and keep families together at a time when family matters most.

Brotherly Love: Dale & Robin

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Dale and Robin

Dale had a stem cell transplant in June and stayed at Kathy’s House for a few weeks with his brother Robin close by his side.

Kathy’s House played an essential role in Dale’s journey to healing. Dale said he felt as if he and Robin were “at home” because they were able to do simple things like sit on the porch and cook meals together.

“I like everything about Kathy’s House. It’s great that it is so close to Froedtert & the Medical College Cancer Center.”


The Heart of the Matter: Jenny and Crystal

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Sisters Jenny and Crystal stayed at Kathy’s House for several months after Jenny received a total artificial heart at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. After Jenny was discharged from the hospital, she joined Crystal at the House where she gradually built up her strength. It was important that Jenny remain close to her heart surgeon in Milwaukee in case of complications.

Jenny was finally able to make the journey home in May, after staying at Kathy’s House for more than five months.

“Kathy’s House is amazing. All the staff go the extra mile. It’s such a caring place, including the other guests. It’s really great to share stories with them—even while we stand 6 feet apart. We feel very safe at the House during this pandemic.”

— Crystal

Kathy’s House has remained open because cancer and other serious illnesses do not stop for coronavirus.

Kathy’s House has been able to remain open to fulfill its mission despite the challenges posed by the global pandemic. We had to dramatically increase our safeguards and purchase a record amount of cleaning supplies, paper products and personal protective equipment. The numbers of visitors, volunteers, staff and guests were reduced to ensure the safety of everyone in the House.

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Because of the pandemic, revenue that we would typically receive from guest contributions, fundraising events and grants have significantly decreased.

That’s why your support is more important than ever.

Please consider a gift to Kathy’s House to help families like Jenny and Crystal and Dale and Robin. Your gift helps patients and families stay together at a time when family matters most.

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$5,000 = 3 months of lodging for 1 family (typical bone marrow transplant treatment)

$1,000 = 1 year supply of paper products

$500 = 10 nights lodging (an average stay duration)

$200 = new linens for 5 beds

$100 = Supply of disinfectant cleaner

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Why Kathy’s House?

“Kathy’s House is a game-changer for improving health equity in our region. Patients and families facing serious health conditions can access healthcare regardless of geography, income barriers or lack of other resources. I support Kathy’s House because I have seen firsthand how Kathy’s House directly reduces health disparities.”

Dr. Malika Siker, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin

Katie Sparks

If you have questions about how your gift directly benefits patients and guests facing a serious medical crisis, please contact Director of Philanthropy Katie Sparks. Kathy’s House accepts gifts online, by phone and by mail.

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