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Meet Mike and Melissa Komula

March 17, 2022

“We just like it here, huh?” Mike Komula asks his wife Melissa as they sit side-by-side on the couch in Transplant House’s community space. They have been speaking for almost an hour  about their many stays at Transplant House (73 nights, including a seven week stay, spread over nearly four-and-a-half years). Melissa, holding his hand…

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Note by Note

February 25, 2022

We would never have known that guest Jim Szorady was making beautiful music in our community space if not for the notes. Handwritten ones at first, rather than the musical kind. Jim is undergoing CAR-T therapy at University Hospitals. As a result of the treatment, he is immunosuppressed. He and his wife, Marilyn, have been…

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Creating Community, One Message at a Time

December 13, 2021

When preparing an apartment for the arrival of a new guest, we don’t expect to find messages from those who previously stayed with us. But that is exactly what we recently found in Apartment 10 – a chain of encouragement and hope stretching across months and miles written in blue and black dry erase ink…

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Dave Davis, New Life and Sharing a Long-Held Passion for Journalism One Year After Transplant

October 22, 2021

What do you do on your transplant anniversary?  The day a patient receives their life-saving organ, eye, or tissue transplant, is one of the most important days of their life. Some patients choose to have a yearly celebration with family and friends or even go on a vacation, while others mark it with quiet reflection.  Our…

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On Tiger, and Healing, and Gold, and Health Coaching

March 11, 2021

Way over here (across the map of the U.S.), this Executive Director is aching for a professional golfer who is blessed to be alive this morning, but undoubtedly in physical and emotional pain. He is probably experiencing shock and disorientation, maybe feeling overwhelmed and dealing with a scrambled sense of next steps, all while feeling…

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“We Call it Home” Inspires Over $63,000 in Giving!”

November 24, 2020

Our first completely virtual fundraising appeal was easily named “We Call it Home” because that’s an oft-used phrase by those who reside here.  Nothing could make Board, Staff and Volunteers happier, because “home” is what we aim for. See and hear for yourself what makes this special campus feel like home and how it provides…

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Update: June 2020

June 11, 2020

Dear Friends, Earlier this year, when COVID19 became a known threat and quarantine was imposed, I felt the range of emotions that you too, probably felt.  I also became a keen observer of the actions and reactions of others.  It was dizzying to take it all in while seeking a personal stance, due to the wide range…

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Can we be like the daffodils?

April 14, 2020

Here at Transplant House of Cleveland in University Circle, the morning is, thankfully, strikingly different from yesterday; so different that it feels like we are in another world.  Yesterday was filled with darkness that gave way to gritty gray. We had soaking and cold rain, and winds surged at us at more than 50 mph,…

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Balm for a Healing Community

March 17, 2020

It is an everyday occurrence here at Transplant House of Cleveland- someone is on edge, unsure, fearful, confused, or displaying other emotions that comprise stress. Our guests would not be here if a loved one’s life were not at risk or in the balance, so their stress is comprehensible if we allow that, and it…

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A Second Dance at Life 2018

October 15, 2018

The Crystal Ballroom sparkled, the celebrities dazzled, and a $50,000 gift from Dworken & Bernstein Law Firm wowed the 240 people in attendance at the “encore performance” of A Second Dance at Life! 

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