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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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Local bakeries raise over $5,000 to give our guests a “sweet” place to stay. How It Started In December 2020 Kevin Guest House Board Member, Andrea Tarshus of Tarshus Law Firm, rounded up two local bakeries to raise funds and “Adopt A Room” for our guests. Together Andrea, Sweet Pea Bakery, and TwoWheels Bakery raised...
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We are grateful to our board members whose term ended in 2020 but continue to support the house and to the new 2021 board members who will be joining us soon. Outgoing Board Members. Tom Garvey Sr. (Garvey family member) Capital Campaign Co-Chair, Bldg & grounds and finance committee member During his term, Tom and...
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2021 – A Year of Renewed Hope – you have made sure Kevin Guest House is always home First, THANK YOU! Because of all of you, over 3,000 gifts kept KGH going in 2020. Amid chaos, uncertainty and fear of the unknown, you provided families a warm bed, a hot meal and a community of...
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Back left to right: Damon, Leslie, Marianne and AlexFront left to right: Rebecca, Lynsey and Betsy Have you wondered who is behind the scenes at Kevin Guest House? While our operations wouldn’t be possible without help from our amazing volunteers, meet our full-time, small but mighty team that makes patients and their families feel right...
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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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