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Meet A BHH Intern: Victoria

Victoria Rupple, BHH Intern Junior, West Chester University Major: Social Work Our wonderful intern, Victoria (right), with Family Navigator, Amy (left)   Why did you want to get involved in Bringing Hope Home? Bringing Hope Home is an amazing organization and I fell in love from the moment I knew I was going to be interning here. I researched what Bringing Hope Home was and who they helped. This organization helps so many people, in amazing and BIG ways. I was/am very excited to...

Light of Hope Appreciation Dinner

This past Thursday marked the first annual Light of Hope Appreciation Dinner, which honored all the wonderful families, board members, donors, volunteers, and community supporters of Bringing Hope Home.  The dinner was held at The Crowne Plaza Valley Forge and made possible thanks to our generous sponsors at Teva Pharmaceuticals and The Philadelphia Eagles. The only way to describe the evening is to say it was both fun and magical.  Over 300 people joined...

Making A Difference: The Nicole Isenberg Consultation Room at Nemours Hospital

On Monday, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children dedicated a consultation room in the Department of Hematology/Oncology, which was a joint-effort with Bringing Hope Home. The room, named in honor of Nicole Isenberg, provides a comfortable, private space for physicians to discuss diagnosis and treatment with families.   “We are grateful for the generosity of this wonderful organization.” – Nicole Hiddeman, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital   We have worked with Nemours for the past 3 years in collaboration on the...

Meet A BHH Staff Member: Amy

Amy Forkin, Family Navigator Amy joined the BHH team full-time in 2011 as the Family Navigator.  While that position may sound simple, it’s actually anything but–Amy is basically a professional juggler, not only helping all of the BHH Families but also navigating the tricky negotiations with all of the utility companies and vendors that we work with. What do you love most about working at Bringing Hope Home? What I love most is working directly with all of...

Introducing Our Hope and Healing Wellness Series

One of our favorite events from 2012 was our Great Vibes Wellness Day, which was a partnership with Paoli Hospital and Mainline Health Hospitals.  Together, we offered a wide variety of health and wellness services that helped teach patients & caregivers effective ways to use healing modalities such as massage, exercise fitness, art and music therapy, stress management and healthy eating while they continued to battle cancer. Based on the popularity of our Great Vibes Wellness Day, we are launching a...

Meet A BHH Staff Member: Lauren

Lauren Rubenstein, Community Events Coordinator Lauren joined BHH (then Great Guys Group) in June 2010, shortly after graduating from Penn State.  Lauren felt very connected to the BHH mission because her life had been touched with cancer when her mother was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2008.  It was then that her and her family were lucky enough to come across GGG. What was it like finding out that your mother had cancer? My mom hadn’t been feeling well for several...

Family Spotlight: Joanne O’Rourke

When your family receives a Light of Hope Family Grant from us, you instantly become part of the BHH family. We don’t care about how much money you make, whether you are a man, woman, or child, or what type of cancer you have. Joining our BHH family means that we’re right there with you on the front lines while you are battling cancer. We are honored to introduce you to our very first family blogger, Joanne. Joanne O’Rourke stumbled across the BHH...

Meet A BHH Staff Member: Paul

Part of what makes the Bringing Hope Home organization so special is the staff members that give their all everyday to help better the lives of local families battling cancer.  We’d love to have you get to know them a little better through this new blog series, appropriately titled “Meet A BHH Staff Member.” Paul Isenberg, Founder and CEO Paul left his full-time job this year to focus on building Bringing Hope Home to new heights. A graduate...

Happy New Year!

Welcome to the first official post on the Bringing Hope Home blog! Our new blog is one of the several initiatives we’re implementing in 2013 to keep all of our amazing families and supporters in the know about what we are up to on a regular basis.  Our blog is going to be a place where we can all gather to learn, heal, laugh and celebrate everything going on in the Bringing Hope Home community. We have lots to look forward to...