Meet Mike and Melissa Komula

“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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Bowling strikes the fancy of the Transplant House of Cleveland community!

With great gratitude to the “Let’s Bowl for Transplant House” creators, Cassie Rosenbaum and Marie Luciano, we are excited to share the news that over $9,400 was raised for the House on Friday evening at the Corner Alley Uptown! As Cassie and Marie dreamed, the event was family-friendly, fun, lively and celebratory!  We also recognize the…

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Board Member Kay Kendall is Also on the Front Lines in Patient Care

A message from Kay Kendall, Transplant House of Cleveland Board MemberSenior Social Worker, Heart Transplant Team, Cleveland Clinic Twenty six years ago my family and I moved to Cleveland. I had already worked as a social worker in outpatient mental health settings for a number of years, but I had never been employed at a hospital. I applied for…

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The House was a Rockin’!

Transplant House of Cleveland was the honored beneficiary of more than $8,600 in contributions from the November 14 “Rock the House” fundraiser held at AJ Rocco’s and planned by Gretchen Garibaldi, Molly Nikolic, Tracey Raleigh and Cassie Rosenbaum. The event was sold out and supported by more than 100 individuals, many of whom were from the…

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Gordon Bowen, on why he is involved with Transplant House of Cleveland

“In my 28 years in the field of organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation, I am always amazed and honored to be a part of the miracles that come from a hero (donor) who passes along the “Gift of Life” to a perfect stranger (recipient) at the end of their life.  Some people call this…

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