While Anna was in treatment at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital in Spokane, Washington, we met many families from the surrounding region. Some families lived nearby, but others lived up to five or six hours from the hospital. Treatment for childhood cancer can range anywhere from a few months to several years.
The reality of treatment is families are separated from each other due to jobs, children in school and distance. Some cannot go home because they must stay in the area for doctor’s appointments. The Anna Schindler Foundation’s dream is to provide “A home away from home” for oncology families. When a family is discharged, but can’t leave the area, a private self contained residence would be available to be home for a while. Extended family could come be with the oncology family. The siblings could come visit and have the freedom to play in the yard.
The Anna Schindler Foundation has begun its endeavor of Anna’s Homes. We are restricting funds to make this dream a reality and help oncology families with temporary housing while they are in the area for treatment. If you wish to donate to this awesome endeavor please go to our “Donate” button and in the memo put “Anna’s Homes”.
We will post a artistic rendering of our endeavor soon!