“I was flown to Wake Forest Hospital with my husband in January. No money, no food, no place to sleep. I was scared and so tired. After they let me see my husband after 36 hours, I could hardly function. When I went to the Family House all I cared about was if it had a clean bed. After paperwork and a look around by such a lovely lady I got to my room. It was heaven. Lovely, clean white crisp sheets, wonderful bathroom, lovely note to welcome me there.
The days were very hard on me making decisions about my husbands care; complete kidney failure, cancer, being in ICU was hard for him and me. My one bright light was walking through the doors being handed my key, told to go to the kitchen always filled with wonderful smells and laughing people – normal – just what I needed. A wonderful night’s sleep, food, a ride to the hospital. I will never be able to express what SECU Family House meant to me on some of the scary times of my life. Thank you.”
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