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Brent Eley Foundation

Rating: 4.98 stars   42 reviews 1,957

Address:

11980 East 16th Avenue Aurora CO 80010 USA

Mission:

The mission of the Brent Eley Foundation is to make a difference in the lives of children with cancer and their families…one day at a time.  We do so by providing housing and support services through partnerships in the community.

Target demographics:

Pediatric Cancer patients and their families

Geographic areas served:

Rocky Mountain Region

Programs:

"Safe-Clean" housing for immune compromised children and their families to live in while undergoing treatment for pediatric cancer, genetic disease, and blood disorder

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720-343-2800
www.brentsplace.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our son Collin was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in August of 2012, when my wife Suzanne was already 5 months pregnant with our fourth child. Initially we were hopeful that Collin’s treatments would only take four months and we would be back home in time for Christmas, but that illusion was shattered in October when the first rounds of chemo didn’t work. That meant a stem-cell transplant for Collin and facing 8 more months of treatment that would overlap with the exhaustion of finishing a pregnancy and caring for a new baby. This was when Brent’s Place stepped in bringing tremendous relief to us and our circumstances. Knowing that we were going to have a place to stay for as long as it took to finish Collin’s treatments was huge. And what a place it was…

It was the safe, clean environment that Collin would need for a successful recovery. It was a wonderfully, spacious two-bedroom apartment with full kitchen, a den with comfortable seating, a nice TV and a balcony to sit on. It was a place we could cook and enjoy real meals. But the emotional support we received from the staff, the volunteers and the fellow residents at Brent’s Place put it over the top. It is definitely not “just a job” for these folks; they genuinely care about each individual and family that comes through the doors. Collin experienced many moments of great joy (check out the video ;) in the midst of such difficult treatments and he is thriving today, thanks in large part to Brent's Place.

The bottom line is that Don and Linda Ely have created a very unique environment to help families in crisis, using their own personal experiences, a great vision and years of hard work. Brent’s Place was a godsend for our family; I don’t know how we could have endured our trials without their help. It is a special organization that deserves our support as they seek to help greater and greater numbers of cancer-stricken families during their time of need.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Grow it to serve more people. But the Ely's, their Board and the Staff are already doing this quite capably...

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2016

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Best people!!! Staff and volunteers really care and go the extra mile to help! Love that even after we are a past family we are still part of the family and invited to events. Clean facility! It is truly wonderful to feel safe and have a home with such wonderful support when your facing all the treatments and challenge of BMT. Nothing better than the activities to take your child's mind off their problems. Having meals cooked after long days at clinic and the friendships made with the other families keeps parents sane! Brents place is the best!!!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Best staff! They are all kind caring and involved with the kids and family. Everyone steps up and helps the family with what they need. Volunteers are the Best! They help with wonderful meals, fun activities for the kids and fundraisers.
We felt very safe, cared for and included in an extended family, a wonderful experience during a difficult time.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Brent's Place is such a fantastic place for kids that need a safe clean environment due to immuno-suppression. We were able to stay at Brent's Place for 8 months while our son underwent a bone marrow transplant to cure him of sickle cell disease. Our home was about 11 hours away in Montana, but they made it feel like we were home every day. They worked directly with our insurance company, and we parents were able to focus on our son's care rather worry about finances! The wonderful staff, volunteers, donors, leisure programs, and meal service are beyond words to describe. We don't know what we would have done without them. We will be making trips back every month and will be staying at Brent's for our return trips. This is an amazing place with amazing people involved. We just cannot say enough about them! We love Brent's Place!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My family stayed at Brent's Place in 2015 while my daughter underwent cancer treatment 350 miles away from home. We can't say enough about Brent's Place. The generosity and support from the founders and staff has touched us deeply. They welcomed us with open arms, and provided a much needed private respite away from hospital life. Brent's Place has a refreshing, positive focus on life and living. We loved participating in activities, meals, and outings as much as possible. My family still gets to stay there when we return for oncology follow ups. Bren't Place will forever be in our hearts!

 
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Wish there was more stars for this foundation! Since August 31st we have called Brents Place home. We traveled from Belen, NM for medical treatment at Children's Hospital Colorado for a bone marrow transplant and Brents has been our home away from home. The staff and volunteers are angels! Every week they provide meals and other activities for children and their families. This place is amazing. Other families go though similar things with their children and its a overwhelming situation to be in, but its comforting having them to talk to. In my book, Brents Place deserves all the stars!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We cannot express enough gratitude for Brent's Place. Our 13 year old son, Samuel, was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma in September of 2015. We are from SD and our treatment options were either in Denver (a 6 hour drive) or Mayo (a 9 hour drive). We also have family in the Denver area, so this was a easy choice. Since Samuel has to stay in Denver for the duration of his treatments, my wife and I alternate time here with him.

Having a comfortable, clean, safe and secure place to live that is close to our doctors means more than anyone could know. Brent's Place is more than a home away from home. We are grateful every day we are here. And while Sam's treatments are coming close to the end and we'll be excited to go home, we'll be sad to leave Brent's Place. The only reason we'll be happy to leave Brent's Place is we know we'll be opening up an apartment for the next family that needs a home away from home.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

My daughter & I lived at Brent's Place from May 2004 until September 2004. We are from Montana and didn't have many visitors while we were living in Denver. Brent's Place was our 'home away from home' with meals, games and new friends. We were from a town of about 2500 people so Denver was slightly overwhelming! The staff was wonderful and so helpful in assisting us in finding things to do and places to visit that were "safe". I cannot say enough about how wonderful Brent's Place was! I only wish that we could live closer so that we could provide a meal now and then!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Oh my! Where to start! There just are no words that can accurately describe how amazing and loving Brents Place is! Our family was shown an out pouring of love and support from everyone that we came in contact with at Brent's. No way would we have made it thru the toughest time in our lives without them. They have it all figured out! They know what to do, when to do it, and what to say! If they don't .... they find out! They are a bright shining star for so many families at some of the darkest times in their life! Wish there were more Brent's Places in this world! Love them and thank them for all they have done and do!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I work closely with the staff of Brent's Place for an annual charity event we host. The staff is amazing. The facility is wonderful. I am in full support of this super organization and what they do. Barbara Lubbers

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The amazingness (is that a word) of this foundation cannot be stated enough. The generosity of housing while living far from home help us not lose our home...literally we were able to continue with our house payments because we did not have to pay for Brent's. The support, love, kindness, and complete understanding that the staff show each and every person (the sick kid and the siblings, not to mention the parents) is a life-saver. I literally cried on shoulders and had hugs and tenderness when my fears were at their highest. There really are not enough words in the English language to express my gratitude for Brent Eley and his family. You are changing lives every single day!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We are from New Mexico and we lived at Brent's Place for 6 months while our son underwent a bone marrow transplant. If not for Brent's I believe we would have lost our house and gotten divorced. They truly saved us from disaster, not to mentioned cared for us with the mist generous and loving spirits.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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