Traci Gossin

IN HER WORDS...

Why Abraham House? Watching family members come to the end of life in nursing home or hospital settings can be tough to watch. Knowing there is an alternative, for the entire family is what makes Abraham House special. And taking the burden off the family members as far as, how are we going to pay for this, allows the family to focus on their loved one, as it should be.

Annaliese Durant

IN HER WORDS...

The Abraham House was introduced into my family’s lives at a time that was not easy. My Nana was diagnosed with cancer and almost immediately needed to make new housing arrangements. Luckily, there happened to be a spot at The Abraham House (Utica) which allowed her to continue to live, have our family visit, and always feel at home. She loves every volunteer and truly has had the best end of like care that she could!

Marcus Zwierecki

IN HIS WORDS...

Abraham house is a diamond in the rough. Helping our terminally Ill have a comfortable Environment during their last days.

Stacy Wilson

IN HER WORDS...

My mother passed away 4 years ago. I was her caretaker and Hospice guided me through not knowing what to do. Beyond grateful Abraham House had a bed available for my mother. While in the hospital, my Mom always asked to go home. Abraham House did exactly that for her. Made her feel welcome and right at home. Unsettling knowing your loved one is going to pass away. Abraham House workers and volunteers helped us through as much as they could. Thank you all again!

Melissa Swald Camman

IN HER WORDS...

I am running to benefit Abraham House because I love their mission inside and out and was so happy they agreed to designate my donations specifically to any patients that have cancer. My family has recently been dealing with a difficult cancer diagnosis so this meant the world to me.

Sheila Vellone

IN HER WORDS...

The Abraham House has been an important part of my life. I have been inspired by so many of our guests and their families and the love they shared. I am fortunate for the wonderful friendships made through the years.

Emma Vanderwerken

IN HER WORDS...

My love for the Abraham House started when I was interning for college credit. Through this internship I was able to support families and provide hands-on care for our guests. The end of life is a difficult time for many, and through this internship I found the ability to make an exasperating time for our families just a little easier. The Abraham House has high expectations for their caregivers, and it was an honor to be a part of this team. I also learned about the many different life-enriching activities we provide for our guests, ranging from bringing musicians in the house to creating comfort packages for their family members. My favorite thing about the Abraham House is that they charge NOTHING to the guests and their families for their services. I knew that the end of this internship experience wouldn’t be end of my time at the Abraham House; I had found my passion. I originally started volunteering in a buddy capacity, and gradually worked my way up to serving as a volunteer caregiver. There is no charity more deserving than the Abraham House, and I am proud to represent them at this year’s Boilermaker.

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