When asking your friends, family and co-workers to donate to FedExFamilyHouse, it helps to show them the impact the house has on families. Here are a few videos you can share.
FedExFamilyHouse, a home away from home to out-of-town families of patients at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, will expand to triple its size by end of 2018. A fundraising campaign, “Building on the Promise,” has been launched to raise the $12 million construction cost of expansion.
Conjoined twins Miracle and Testimony Ayeni twins were born in Nigeria. The girls, who were diagnosed as conjoined in utero, shared a large intestine, two bladders and a pelvis. In early 2016, the Nigerian-based Linking Hands Foundation sought Le Bonheur’s help on behalf of the Ayenis. The Ayenis stayed at FedExFamilyHouse for the duration of the twins' treatment.
In the first grade, Billy Drash started having seizures, and after seeing multiple specialists and trying many different treatments, he continued to have uncontrollable seizures. In 2013, that changed when his family came to Le Bonheur and met Dr. James Wheless. More than a year since his VNS surgery, Billy is now seizure-free. When the family travels to Memphis from Atlanta for appointments and procedures, they always stay at FedExFamilyHouse.