“When my wife and I first heard of the SECU Family House, we were actively looking for an affordable place to stay for the six weeks I was scheduled to undergo radiation treatments at the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest Baptist Health. Living three hours away in Saluda, NC, there was no way we could make a six hour round trip trek daily. We were not sure what to expect for $35 per night, but from the moment we pulled in the parking lot and entered the front lobby our fears were immediately put at ease!
We found a well-appointed respite, conducive to healing, with cheerful staff and volunteers. The Family House was not only a wonderful facility for couples or families, during very difficult times, but it expanded the concept of family. Within days, our family included the little four year old who was there with her sick grandmother; the 83 year old gentleman who went daily to the hospital to be with his critically ill wife; the couple married 49 years and braving bone cancer; and, the middle aged woman with so much spirit and charm, you would never guess she was battling breast cancer.”
“To us, the Family House was a place of hope, love, shelter– a true family house.”
The Bright Family
Editor’s Note: Henry passed away late 2015. He will be very missed.
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