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Causes: Cancer

Mission: Gardner’s House is a place for cancer survivors and their families to go for Respite, a place to help them relieve some stress, for children to get counseling in private, but most of all to help those who are dying in silence. To fill the void that is left by this disease, a home away from home, a place of peace and quiet, a safe Haven, an oasis in the desert for survivors and family, a place to heal body soul and mind and to get away from the hospital and hospice atmosphere as far as possible. To help with recuperation, it will be a positive caring place to be. We will be looking for ways to help those in need financially and emotionally, to get the help they need. (Please! so many are running out of Time)

Geographic areas served: North East

Community Stories

60 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I heard about Gardner's House Inc from Maggie, quite a while ago, and recently had the opportunity to sit with Maggie as she told stories about the organization.Being familiar with Maggie's personal story, it is amazing her energy and effort in this organization. At the time when you need the support the most it is glad to know that there is someone you can count on. Indeed Maggie has struggled to get support for Gardner's House, and continues to do so, despite her own personal struggles. Maggie with Gardner's house has help many persons with no way else to turn, needing support and comfort. I have no doubt that the organization will grow from strenght to strenght with God's help.

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pgardner 07/06/2010

Thank you for your support, kind words, encouragement with our great mission. There is a great need for people who are facing cancer, Our lives have change, life as we know it is no more, i said (our) because i too, am a cancer survivor, knowing the changes that one face when this disease enter your life, your world has turn upside down and there is no where to turn at any time day or night, yes there are numbers to call and chat, what good is chatting, when you are hungry, homeless, lack of basic needs, and facing cancer at the same time. It is a dirty secret, only certain people are qualified for help and not others, why, are we all not equal? I thank you for taking the time, letting us know that you care for us, may God continue to bless and keep you safe. To those who will be taking this journey, Gardner’s House Inc will be there for you and family. Much, much thanks. President, Maggie Gardner

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Donor

Rating: 5

I first met Miss Gardner a long time before Gardner’s House she was in the nursing field at the time. Have know here for quite some time I can honestly say that believes in her cause and has unwavering commitment to people not just persons seeking assistance through her services, but any person need help. Maggie is there. As a two-time cancer survivor she selflessly advocates for services to broaden the current efforts against cancer by moving beyond research for cures, to include the considerations of survivorship and quality of life for those living with, and their families. Gardner's House is doing some tremendous work help cancer patients and their family understand and cope with this illness. Even during the many radio interviews her issues of concern and advocacy are for better quality of care so ordinary people can have a life even after surviving cancer. Maggie all the best in your fight and our doors are open to you and Gardner’s House any time

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pgardner 07/02/2010

Thank you for your support, kind words, encouragement with our great mission. There is a great need for people who are facing cancer, Our lives have change, life as we know it is no more, i said (our) because i too, am a cancer survivor, knowing the changes that one face when this disease enter your life, your world has turn upside down and there is no where to turn at any time day or night, yes there are numbers to call and chat, what good is chatting, when you are hungry, homeless, lack of basic needs, and facing cancer at the same time. It is a dirty secret, only certain people are qualified for help and not others, why, are we all not equal? I thank you for taking the time, letting us know that you care for us, may God continue to bless and keep you safe. To those who will be taking this journey, Gardner’s House Inc will be there for you and family. Much, much thanks. President, Maggie Gardner

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been aquainted with Maggie and Gardners House for over 2 years now. During that time, I got to develope a close friendship with Maggie. I learned about and saw the devastating effects cancer has on its victims and the lack of support in the system for those victims. I also saw Maggies passion and commitment and sacrifice on behalf of those who came across her path and the desperate need for the services that she is trying of offer. That is why I will continue to help as best as I can.

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pgardner 07/01/2010

Thank you for your support, kind words, encouragement with our great mission. There is a great need for people who are facing cancer, Our lives have change, life as we know it is no more, i said (our) because i too, am a cancer survivor, knowing the changes that one face when this disease enter your life, your world has turn upside down and there is no where to turn at any time day or night, yes there are numbers to call and chat, what good is chatting, when you are hungry, homeless, lack of basic needs, and facing cancer at the same time. It is a dirty secret, only certain people are qualified for help and not others, why, are we all not equal? I thank you for taking the time, letting us know that you care for us, may God continue to bless and keep you safe. To those who will be taking this journey, Gardner's House Inc will be there for you and family. Much, much thanks. President, Maggie Gardner

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I will like to thank Maggie Gardner,for living on purpose,Gardner House is her purpose providing a positive loving caring place for people to live a normal life, we appraciate all you do, remember GOD gives grace to the humble, I know Gardners House will be a great success GOD BLESS love you Camille.

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pgardner 07/01/2010

Thank you for your support, kind words, encouragement with our great mission. There is a great need for people who are facing cancer, Our lives have change,life as we know it is no more, i said (our) because i too, am a cancer survivor, knowing the changes that one face when this disease enter your life, your world has turn upside down and there is no where to turn at any time day or night, yes there are numbers to call and chat,what good is chatting, when you are hungry, homeless,lack of basic needs, and facing cancer at the same time.It is a dirty secret, only certain people are qualified for help and not others,why, are we all not equal? I thank you for taking the time,letting us know that you care for us, may God continue to bless and keep you safe. To those who will be taking this journey, Gardner's House Inc will be there for you and family. much, much thanks. President Gardner.

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pgardner 07/01/2010

Thank you for your support, kind words, encouragement with our great mission. There is a great need for people who are facing cancer, Our lives have change,life as we know it is no more, i said (our) because i too, am a cancer survivor, knowing the changes that one face when this disease enter your life, your world has turn upside down and there is no where to turn at any time day or night, yes there are numbers to call and chat,what good is chatting, when you are hungry, homeless,lack of basic needs, and facing cancer at the same time.It is a dirty secret, only certain people are qualified for help and not others,why, are we all not equal? I thank you for taking the time,letting us know that you care for us, may God continue to bless and keep you safe. To those who will be taking this journey, Gardner's House Inc will be there for you and family. much, much thanks. President Gardner.

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pgardner 07/01/2010

Thank you for your support, kind words, encouragement with our great mission. There is a great need for people who are facing cancer, Our lives have change,life as we know it is no more, i said (our) because i too, am a cancer survivor, knowing the changes that one face when this disease enter your life, your world has turn upside down and there is no where to turn at any time day or night, yes there are numbers to call and chat,what good is chatting, when you are hungry, homeless,lack of basic needs, and facing cancer at the same time.It is a dirty secret, only certain people are qualified for help and not others,why, are we all not equal? I thank you for taking the time,letting us know that you care for us, may God continue to bless and keep you safe. To those who will be taking this journey, Gardner's House Inc will be there for you and family. much, much thanks. President Gardner.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

gardner house is a organization that need a lots of help to support peoples that trying to survive cancers. the president maggie gardner herself as survive cancer and experience first hand the need for an organization in the community.

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pgardner 07/01/2010

Thank you for your support, kind words, encouragement with our great mission. There is a great need for people who are facing cancer, Our lives have change,life as we know it is no more, i said (our) because i too, am a cancer survivor, knowing the changes that one face when this disease enter your life, your world has turn upside down and there is no where to turn at any time day or night, yes there are numbers to call and chat,what good is chatting, when you are hungry, homeless,lack of basic needs, and facing cancer at the same time.It is a dirty secret, only certain people are qualified for help and not others,why, are we all not equal? I thank you for taking the time,letting us know that you care for us, may God continue to bless and keep you safe. To those who will be taking this journey, Gardner's House Inc will be there for you and family. much, much thanks. President Gardner.

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pgardner 07/01/2010

Thank you for your support, kind words, encouragement with our great mission. There is a great need for people who are facing cancer, Our lives have change,life as we know it is no more, i said (our) because i too, am a cancer survivor, knowing the changes that one face when this disease enter your life, your world has turn upside down and there is no where to turn at any time day or night, yes there are numbers to call and chat,what good is chatting, when you are hungry, homeless,lack of basic needs, and facing cancer at the same time.It is a dirty secret, only certain people are qualified for help and not others,why, are we all not equal? I thank you for taking the time,letting us know that you care for us, may God continue to bless and keep you safe. To those who will be taking this journey, Gardner’s House Inc will be there for you and family. much, much thanks. President, Maggie Gardner.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Gardner's House is the "brain child" or in this case "heart child" of Maggie Gardner. Her selfless commitment and dedication to this project are amazing. While fighting her own battle against the dreadful "C" word, she still has time, energy and compassion for others affected by this wicked (I can't think of a better way to describe it) disease. I pray that Maggie will be blessed with support both financial and spiritual to continue and grow this much needed organization.

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pgardner 07/01/2010

Thank you for your support, kind words, encouragement with our great mission. There is a great need for people who are facing cancer, Our lives have change,life as we know it is no more, i said (our) because i too, am a cancer survivor, knowing the changes that one face when this disease enter your life, your world has turn upside down and there is no where to turn at any time day or night, yes there are numbers to call and chat,what good is chatting, when you are hungry, homeless,lack of basic needs, and facing cancer at the same time.It is a dirty secret, only certain people are qualified for help and not others,why, are we all not equal? I thank you for taking the time,letting us know that you care for us, may God continue to bless and keep you safe. To those who will be taking this journey, Gardner's House Inc will be there for you and family. much, much thanks. President Gardner.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was asked to take a look at Gardner's house web site and see what they were all about. Then they asked me if I could fix the web site for them. I was glad to be involved with such a great website who was doing a worthwhile cause. I am still adding things today and making changes. Maggie is awesome and wants to help people so bad. Check them out!

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pgardner 07/01/2010

Thank you for your support, kind words, encouragement with our great mission. There is a great need for people who are facing cancer, Our lives have change, life as we know it is no more, i said (our) because i too, am a cancer survivor, knowing the changes that one face when this disease enter your life, your world has turn upside down and there is no where to turn at any time day or night, yes there are numbers to call and chat, what good is chatting, when you are hungry, homeless, lack of basic needs, and facing cancer at the same time. It is a dirty secret, only certain people are qualified for help and not others, why, are we all not equal? I thank you for taking the time, letting us know that you care for us, may God continue to bless and keep you safe. To those who will be taking this journey, Gardner's House Inc will be there for you and family. Much, much thanks. President, Maggie Gardner

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Ms. Garner has a big heart & is passionate about helping women with cancer. Her personal story is inspirational. She has helped many women who would otherwise be alone through this frightening process.

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pgardner 07/01/2010

Thank you for your support, kind words, encouragement with our great mission. There is a great need for people who are facing cancer, Our lives have change,life as we know it is no more, i said (our) because i too, am a cancer survivor, knowing the changes that one face when this disease enter your life, your world has turn upside down and there is no where to turn at any time day or night, yes there are numbers to call and chat,what good is chatting, when you are hungry, homeless,lack of basic needs, and facing cancer at the same time.It is a dirty secret, only certain people are qualified for help and not others,why, are we all not equal? I thank you for taking the time,letting us know that you care for us, may God continue to bless and keep you safe. To those who will be taking this journey, Gardner’s House Inc will be there for you and family. much, much thanks. President Maggie Gardner.

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Rating: 5

Gardner's House Inc is an organization that was formed by Maggie Gardner to assist families who are affected by cancer with support services and basit needs.

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pgardner 07/01/2010

Thank you for your support, kind words, encouragement with our great mission. There is a great need for people who are facing cancer, Our lives have change,life as we know it is no more, i said (our) because i too, am a cancer survivor, knowing the changes that one face when this disease enter your life, your world has turn upside down and there is no where to turn at any time day or night, yes there are numbers to call and chat,what good is chatting, when you are hungry, homeless,lack of basic needs, and facing cancer at the same time.It is a dirty secret, only certain people are qualified for help and not others,why, are we all not equal? I thank you for taking the time,letting us know that you care for us, may God continue to bless and keep you safe. To those who will be taking this journey, Gardner’s House Inc will be there for you and family. much, much thanks. President Gardner.

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pgardner 07/01/2010

Thank you for your support, kind words, encouragement with our great mission. There is a great need for people who are facing cancer, Our lives have change,life as we know it is no more, i said (our) because i too, am a cancer survivor, knowing the changes that one face when this disease enter your life, your world has turn upside down and there is no where to turn at any time day or night, yes there are numbers to call and chat,what good is chatting, when you are hungry, homeless,lack of basic needs, and facing cancer at the same time.It is a dirty secret, only certain people are qualified for help and not others,why, are we all not equal? I thank you for taking the time,letting us know that you care for us, may God continue to bless and keep you safe. To those who will be taking this journey, Gardner’s House Inc will be there for you and family. much, much thanks. President Maggie Gardner.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

my name is Sonja m Bess Evans thankfully i do not have cancer but have members of my family who have died from it my grandfather , my aunt and now my father in law has cancer so it is a subject that is very impotant to me ,I have known maggie all my life we have been neighbor's in the caribbean from birth to this present time she is a GOD FEARING woman , honest, sweet and very giving of not only of herself but also her talent and i have every belife that she is capable in her ability to help others battle this killer of the body ,mind and spirit and so it is with great honor that i write this review in support of GARDNER's HOUSE INC and pray that other's will support her also in whatever she does in helping others to make their life more liveable because we are each others keeper . Maggie I love you beyond words and will forever support you because the work you do is so needed in the community not just where you are but throughout this great nation and the whole world in general , please keep up the great work you're doing and may GOD continue to bless beyond your own understanding I pray he not just open the windows of heaven but that he opens up the flood gates and over flow your house. THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DO .you have my full support.much love sue.

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pgardner 07/01/2010

Thank you for your support, kind words, encouragement with our great mission. There is a great need for people who are facing cancer, Our lives have change,life as we know it is no more, i said (our) because i too, am a cancer survivor, knowing the changes that one face when this disease enter your life, your world has turn upside down and there is no where to turn at any time day or night, yes there are numbers to call and chat,what good is chatting, when you are hungry, homeless,lack of basic needs, and facing cancer at the same time.It is a dirty secret, only certain people are qualified for help and not others,why, are we all not equal? I thank you for taking the time,letting us know that you care for us, may God continue to bless and keep you safe. To those who will be taking this journey, Gardner’s House Inc will be there for you and family. much, much thanks. President Maggie Gardner.

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Donor

Rating: 4

Thankfully cancer has hot affected me personally. However I have several family members that have died or are still battling this dreaded killer. Gardner's House is just the kind of place where those affected find support. The services offered are desperately needed and I highly recommend Gardner's House.

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pgardner 07/01/2010

Thank you for your support, kind words, encouragement with our great mission. There is a great need for people who are facing cancer, Our lives have change,life as we know it is no more, i said (our) because i too, am a cancer survivor, knowing the changes that one face when this disease enter your life, your world has turn upside down and there is no where to turn at any time day or night, yes there are numbers to call and chat,what good is chatting, when you are hungry, homeless,lack of basic needs, and facing cancer at the same time.It is a dirty secret, only certain people are qualified for help and not others,why, are we all not equal? I thank you for taking the time,letting us know that you care for us, may God continue to bless and keep you safe. To those who will be taking this journey, Gardner's House Inc will be there for you and family. much, much thanks. President Maggie Gardner.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Cancer did not kill me but It took my life away I lost everything when I got sick we had to move and my son couldn't get help or a truck so all my stuff was left at the old apartment and I was homeless I lost my RAP certificate because I was unable to look for another apt. I was forced to live in Hartford's North End. I moved into an apartment with just my clothes and an old couch I was given to sleep on. I was fighting for my disability and living on SAGA $206 a month. I could not get any help anywhere everyone kept saying I am sorry but we can't help you . CRT told me I made to little money for them to help me. In final desperation I called Senator Eric Coleman Office and his Secetary told me about this great lady who was trying to help cancer survivors Her name was Maggie Gardner and that I was her first referral she gave me her number and I called her she was the most caring and sweet person gave me numbers and contacts to call one was Congressman Larson office I called got his secetary Lisa she was an angel they helped me get my disability hearing Maggie took me to my hearing and stayed with me. meeting Maggie my angel must have been gods will. even though I am still cancer free I still struggle daily to meet basic needs. There need to be more help out there for us cancer survivors. Maggie and I organized the first Christmas party for Gardner's House we used our own money and we went out to places asking for some donations so that all the cancer people and their families had a nice Christmas I cooked a lot of the food Maggie ran herself ragged making it a great success for all. Maggie has gone out of her way to help all. she has taken me grocery shopping on numerous occasions and to doctor appointments because I had no ride The American Cancer Association couldn't find a driver. Since the first Christmas Party we have had 2 more really great parties for the kids because of Maggie's hard work and dedication.

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pgardner 07/01/2010

Thank you for your support, kind words, encouragement with our great mission. There is a great need for people who are facing cancer, Our lives have change,life as we know it is no more, i said (our) because i too, am a cancer survivor, knowing the changes that one face when this disease enter your life, your world has turn upside down and there is no where to turn at any time day or night, yes there are numbers to call and chat,what good is chatting, when you are hungry, homeless,lack of basic needs, and facing cancer at the same time.It is a dirty secret, only certain people are qualified for help and not others,why, are we all not equal? I thank you for taking the time,letting us know that you care for us, may God continue to bless and keep you safe. To those who will be taking this journey, Gardner's House Inc will be there for you and family. much, much thanks. President Maggie Gardner.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Gardners House is by far one of the most sort out non profit organizations in Greater Hartford. The services it provides eliminates the need for the hospital and hospice atmosphere and offers a wellness center that addresses body, mind and spirit. Cancel survivals are desperately in need of a loving, caring environment to rest, recover and return to a full and normal life. If you know of anyone in need of this service you know that there is a need to support the financial needs of Gardners House.

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pgardner 07/01/2010

Thank you for your support, kind words, encouragement with our great mission. There is a great need for people who are facing cancer, Our lives have change,life as we know it is no more, i said (our) because i too, am a cancer survivor, knowing the changes that one face when this disease enter your life, your world has turn upside down and there is no where to turn at any time day or night, yes there are numbers to call and chat,what good is chatting, when you are hungry, homeless,lack of basic needs, and facing cancer at the same time.It is a dirty secret, only certain people are qualified for help and not others,why, are we all not equal? I thank you for taking the time,letting us know that you care for us, may God continue to bless and keep you safe. To those who will be taking this journey, Gardner's House Inc will be there for you and family. much, much thanks. President, Maggie Gardner.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I find GH a very relaxing place to be. Ms. Gardner herself draws you in with her love, compassion and understanding. I wish there was more that can be done for the development of GH in terms of a place to call home

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pgardner 07/01/2010

Thank you for your support, kind words, encouragement with our great mission. There is a great need for people who are facing cancer, Our lives have change,life as we know it is no more, i said (our) because i too, am a cancer survivor, knowing the changes that one face when this disease enter your life, your world has turn upside down and there is no where to turn at any time day or night, yes there are numbers to call and chat,what good is chatting, when you are hungry, homeless,lack of basic needs, and facing cancer at the same time.It is a dirty secret, only certain people are qualified for help and not others,why, are we all not equal? I thank you for taking the time,letting us know that you care for us, may God continue to bless and keep you safe. To those who will be taking this journey, Gardner's House Inc will be there for you and family. much, much thanks. President Maggie Gardner.