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Marianne Potratz
Richard and Ann Beer try to visit Kevin Guest House each year, delivering every day items to our patients & families to enjoy and stopped by our 50th Anniversary Celebration and exchanged stories with the Garvey siblings & reminisce about how the original house used to look. As we gave a tour of the some...
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Kevin Joseph Garvey, our namesake, was born June 5, 1958 to Cyril & Claudia Garvey of Sharon, Pennsylvania and was the seventh of eight children. This portrait of Kevin hangs in our offices at the main house and greets every guest who enters our doors. His siblings include, Mary, John, Tom, Denis, Annette, Hugh and...
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The original main house that was to become Kevin Guest House stands at 782 Ellicott Street in Buffalo NY and was original constructed in 1869. The land was deeded to a Jacob Fisher and in 1904 the Speyser family purchased the Victorian era home which stayed in the family until sold to the Garvey’s in...
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Patients and caregivers come from miles around to receive specialized care available here in Buffalo. For KGH families like the Agrastos, spending day after day in the hospital means that you get to know your providers on a more personal level. Throughout their time at Roswell, they have become particularly close with one of their...
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Friday, February 18, 2022 is National Caregivers Day. We thought it would be a fitting time to share this wonderfully written letter we received from a current guest, Annie Agrasto, caregiver to her husband, Andy. When my husband, Andy, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in mid- 2018, we were blindsided.  Once the initial panic settled,...
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“It’s an overwhelming blessing and I’m so grateful for KGH. I don’t know where else I would’ve stayed because we live so far away. I’m grateful that the house is here.” Sue “Nana” Badgley retired from her job in December 2020. Her grandson was diagnosed with Leukemia in January and she became his full time...
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Kevin, the inspiration for Kevin Guest House, was a 13-year-old boy from Pennsylvania who was diagnosed with leukemia and treated at Roswell Park. During his treatment, the Garveys became aware of many other families traveling for care who were unable to find affordable lodging, some even sleeping in their cars. They knew they needed to...
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