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Amy Moritz
Forseti Protection Group, a leading security and consulting firm, has formed a strategic partnership with Kevin Guest House. As the first independent, healthcare hospitality house in America, Kevin Guest House has served as a model for over 600 houses across the country. Their mission of providing a comfortable and supportive home away from home for...
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Families are complicated. Theirs is no different. For years, Jamie Patterson was estranged from her family. She eventually reconciled, after her sister, Jennifer Carey, had been battling chronic myeloid leukemia. The sisters, from the Adirondack region of New York State, were back together. Which was good on so many levels. But neither could predict just...
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It started at a Buffalo Sabres game. Jess Kardashian was at KeyBank Center for a hockey game and struck up a conversation with the gentleman seated next to her. They discussed volunteering and her seatmate mentioned Kevin Guest House. Jess had never heard of it. Once home, she looked up the organization and immediately it...
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He went from a guest to a volunteer and Fran Thomas has been one of the backbones of our amazing corps at Kevin Guest House. Now he’s a recognized as one of the most committed volunteers in Western New York.  On March 28, 2019, Fran won the Commitment to Service Award at the Volunteer WNY:...
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For a while, Amy Sumbrum did her best to connect patients with each other informally, creating a sort of ad hoc support group. She understood they were dealing with side effects that other cancer patients didn’t endure. As a speech-language pathologist in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center,...
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Jonathan Gutchess is a cancer survivor. But the triumph of beating cancer isn’t the end of his story. In many ways, it’s just beginning. Diagnosed in July of 2016 at age 49 with primary-oropharynx right tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma staged II, Jonathan was treated near his home in Dryden, N.Y., at the Cayuga Medical Center....
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Jack Kerner knows the value of having a good support staff. For 25 years he played a pivotal role for St. Bonaventure basketball, keeping the score book for both the men’s and women’s teams. His job was to keep track not only of points but fouls, substitutions, time outs – all the little things that...
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She walked into the house with big “hellos” for everyone. Not that Joyce Lawson particularly wanted to be back at Kevin Guest House. A return to the grand Victorian on Ellicott Street meant that her husband, Craig, was back at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center facing more complications from his treatment for bladder cancer. But...
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It’s called Affaire of the Heart, aptly so for many reasons, but in 2018 it was particularly meaningful as the Kaleida Health Foundation presented a gift of $100,000 to Kevin Guest House as part of the campaign to open the Russell J. Salvatore Hospitality House. Carol Horton, vice president of the Kaleida Health Foundation, was...
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