The guests at The Ballard House have expressed how much easier and more pleasant it makes their stay in Katy during treatment, knowing they have friends here who really care about them and show it by their kind gestures. The Mack Family says it best...
"Trina and my family just want to take a moment to thank you all for what you have done for us these past 3 months. Having The Ballard House accept our application took so much pressure off an already pressure cooked situation. Financially of course with income slowing and bills piling up this was one item that gave us much relief and lifted our spirits to the point of happy tears. You all made a huge difference for us!!
Since January when we were notified back in Kentucky that Trina had a large tumor in her head things went from not so bad, to pretty bad, to worse, to life flight her to Houston MD Anderson because time is running out. Being split from Emily & Eric for months while Trina endured 2 surgeries, the 1st in February and the 2nd in May. Finally we had to come down to Houston for Proton Therapy from June to August for the remainder of her treatment.
It was great to be able to have our children here and to not be separated from them. I can say that helped us so much and we all grew and supported each other during this difficult time. Furthermore having others around to talk to that were in similar situations was helpful to us all. I met a dear friend Sam & his wife Kathy from New York here and it was great to share what we were going through. We helped each other and in turn we were stronger for our families. Its a unique and special relationship you have with others when life and circumstances are so dire.
The meals made, the iPad, toys and care packages given in love, the kitchen and pantry, the office area, tv area, chapel, the back yard & fountains (which Trina loved), the laundry rooms and just everything was comfortable, peaceful, and very conducive to healing. It became a home away from home. The only way that could have happened was the love that so many put into The Ballard House. Thank You so."
~ Freddy, Trina, Emily & Eric Mack