Our family stayed at Gift of Life many years ago while a loved one was battling multiple myeloma with a bone marrow transplant. It is a special place. Our families lengthy stay there and the people our family met throughout their journey inspired our efforts to bring the very first transplant house here to Wisconsin. Quite honestly, Restoring Hope Transplant House does not exist without the vision, compassion and generosity of Ed Pompeian. His house and our experiences under his roof so completely moved us that it became our own passion to try to capture the same magic he created for transplant families in Rochester and bring it here to the Madison area. He encouraged and asked us to get this house open for the good of the transplant community, saying how UW Hospital annually performed even more transplants than Mayo. “Transplant families need you”, he would say!
Thanks for everything Ed! We knew you for just a short time, but you changed our lives forever!