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Teresa L.

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Review for The Children's Inn at NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Our son Cory was diagnosed with DIPG a terminal brain tumor Jan 31st 2011 after going through clinical trials at Boston Children's Hospital we decided on a trail at NIH. Our first trip to the Children's Inn at NIH was in Dec of 2011 and we continued to stay there on several occasions until March of 2012. We sometime only stayed a couple of nights at the Inn and then sometimes for 2 weeks at a time. We always called it our home away from home. Everyone at the Inn were so kind and caring and so very personal, like we were family. Our other 2 children also came with us on a couple of the trips and they too were treated so nicely. I tell people about the Inn and our experiences there all the time. The dinners that were cooked by volunteers, the outings we were able to go on. The day before my son's big 12+ hr brain surgery CED clinical trial I ended up being taken from the Inn via ambulance to Suburban Hospital for kidney stones and my husband and son were at NIH ... One of your staff was kind enough to drive my husband & son to the hospital to visit me as I ended up being there for a couple of days. One of your staff also picked me up when I was discharged. We can't say enough about the Children's Inn and the experiences we had there. My son Cory Gaudet lost his 19 month battle with DIPG on Aug. 19, 2012 just 4 days after his 18th bday.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  General Member of the Public