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Marianne Potratz
It’s not your typical romantic start to a love story, but Ann and Tom Buman met in a cemetery and have now been married for over 30 years! Earlier in 2021 they purchased a new home in Lindley, New York, but after a visit to the Emergency Room in Corning during the beginning of Fall,...
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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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Max is a 28-year-old bone marrow transplant patient receiving treatment during his stay at Roswell Park from September 23, 2021 through the first week in November. We are happy to say that he is now residing with his mother and caregiver, Amy in one of our transplant apartments! Amy has been finding unique hobbies to...
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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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Tom, currently from his hospital room, and Dorene, from her room at KGH, joined us via zoom to share their story.  Life changed dramatically for the Sorensen family this past November when Tom was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Tom and Dorene, who live with their four children in Freeville, NY, uprooted up their lives...
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The Dinner program at KGH is a favorite for both guests, and for volunteers. While we work to maintain the safety of our guests through the COVID crisis, volunteers are unable to be cooking in the house as they had in the past. We are so grateful to our many regular volunteers, who have continued...
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Designated as an essential partner on the medical campus, KGH remains open thanks to your support, and a small, hard-working staff. While things look a little different on the campus right now, we’re dedicated to keeping our doors open for our most critical patients. In our “new normal” on campus, House Manager & Volunteer Coordinator Besty continues...
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Dear KGH friends, We join you, and our greater community, in paying close attention to the recommendations surrounding the current COVID-19 crisis. Kevin Guest House is committed to remaining open, providing lodging and support for our most immune-compromised patient families. We’ve been proactively working to protect the health and safety of our guests, volunteers and...
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Tyler DeMart, 31, recently spent over a month at Kevin Guest House while his 29-year-old partner recovered from a stroke. Here, here shares his story and what Kevin Guest House meant to his family, in his own words.  Around the end of September, my partner Nate had a stroke. We’re not exactly sure what the...
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One of our guests shares her experience staying at KGH  Margaret Gilks stayed at Kevin Guest House following her stem cell transplant. She is pictured here between husband Colin Gilks and sister Heather Fleming, who was Margaret’s stem cell donor.  Also pictured, dog Hudson visiting Marg in the KGH Healing Garden.  Marg tell us a...
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