We Call It Home
From Oct. 28 to 30, 2020, Transplant House of Cleveland held a virtual fundraiser, We Call It Home. With appearances by House guests, several donors, and of course, Benson, our butler, we offered an inside look at the life that is made beautiful in this community.
We hope these stories inspire you to donate to the fulfillment of this mission—something that can be done now or any time, right here.
The One with the Most Friendships of All—Benson
Meet Benson, the official mascot of Transplant House of Cleveland, and the friends he has met along the way.
Friendship at Transplant House of Cleveland
Discover how Transplant House guests formed lifelong friendships during their shared experience on our campus.
A Tour of Transplant House and a Donation from Gordon Bowen of Lifebanc
Join Elaine Turley for a tour of a Transplant House apartment. Then, watch as Gordon Bowen of Lifebanc makes a significant donation to Transplant House of Cleveland!
We Call It Home: People Who Make Us a Special Place
Meet Lisa Vegas and Matthew Miller, as well as Erica and Charlie Miller, who have furthered the Transplant House mission.
We Call It Home: Groups that Make Us a Special Place
Meet our friends from Temple-Tifereth Israel and the Cleveland Cooking Club, and learn how they help strengthen our community.
We Call It Home: Special Dance Performance and Gift Announcement
Friend of Transplant House Nancy Griffith delivers an appeal and special dance performance, and Elaine Turley makes an announcement of new gifts received!
We Call It Home: An Update from the Volgelsong Family
The Volgelsong Family's stay at Transplant House was marked by many fun and endearing touchpoints. Learn how they are doing more than two years after Ken received a heart transplant.
We Call It Home: Let's Ring the Bell
Watch as we celebrate the gift of life given through organ transplantation. Featuring Mark Wells and Doug Doss, Dawn White, and Ken Vogelsong and family.
We Call It Home: A Night at the Opera (and a Special Gift Announcement!)
Watch as Elaine Turley announces a special gift to Transplant House of Cleveland. Then, join the co-founders of Transplant House for a "Night at the Opera!" with performances by Jen Woda, Mezzo-Soprano, Jennifer Bromagen, Soprano, and featuring Brian Thornton, cello.
We Call It Home: Thank You for Supporting the Transplant House of Cleveland!
Join us as we highlight the people who helped make We Call It Home! a success. Thank you for supporting the Transplant House of Cleveland. "Here Comes the Sun" performed by Brian Thornton, cello.
Other Featured Videos
It is difficult for most of us to imagine being away from home for more than four years, in pursuit of an organ transplant, but we have welcomed and come to know two such families to date. Featured here is Maria Aslamazi, a young anesthesiologist from Greece, who had a four+ year stay with us for a 5-organ transplant. Thank you, David Grier, for interviewing and filming Maria.
Meet the Vogelsong Family and hear their story of the gift of life and their time spent at Transplant House of Cleveland.