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Families share stories about their “home-away-from-home”

  • In honor of February being National Heart Month, we wanted to check in with a very special heart family. Over three years ago we introduced you to the Lucero Family from Yuma, Arizona. At the time, the family of four was staying at our Cambridge House while their 10-month old son John was receiving treatment for Continue Reading Home Is Where the Heart Is...

  • Brittany and Corey Milstein’s infant son Luca had been throwing up his meals for nearly a week when they decided to take him to the doctor. Luca was a small baby to begin with, and when they discovered he’d lost more than a pound, the family was sent straight to the hospital an hour away from their home in Queen Creek, AZ. Continue Reading Facing the Unknown: Luca’s Story...

  • After a 2 1/2 year journey that included one failed adoption, Amanda and Chris were overjoyed to be matched with a newborn baby girl in Phoenix. Within 24 hours of the call, they hopped on a plane from their home in the Bay Area. The couple didn’t know how long they would be away from home, and they had no friends or family in Phoenix. Continue Reading A Long Road Home: Evangeline’s Story...

  • When Brittany and Corey Milstein from Queen Creek, Arizona rushed little Luca to the emergency room, they had no idea what to expect. “They dove into a bunch of tests. When we finally checked into a room and there was one recliner, we were like: how are we going to do this?” shares Brittany. That night, Corey slept on the floor of Phoenix Children’s Hospital while Brittany held Luca in the recliner. Continue Reading Giving Back: The Milsteins’ Story...

  • The July morning started out just like any other day. Ana headed off to work at a nearby nursing home in Yuma, Arizona. When she left that morning, Ana didn’t know she wouldn’t be returning home that evening. In fact, she wouldn’t be returning home for months. As the day went on, Ana started feeling off. Pregnant with her first child, she knew that something wasn’t right. After a trip the ER, Ana was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia and underwent an emergency cesarean section. On July 16th, Ana gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Valeria. Continue Reading Promising Togetherness: Valeria’s Story...

  • As first-time parents, Jaycee and Wyatt from Sunflower, Arizona expected to encounter a few surprises while awaiting their baby boy, but nothing prepared the young couple for this. While visiting her parents in Payson, Arizona, Jaycee was experiencing elevated blood pressure, something that concerned her firefighter friend. After a trip to the ER, doctors sent Jaycee directly to St. Joseph’s Hospital where she was diagnosed with HELLP syndrome, Continue Reading Safe Place to Land: Bo’s Story...

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