Family H.
San Francisco
Family House provides a home away from home for families of children with life-threatening illnesses undergoing treatment at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in San Francisco. Joy Littlesunday was just 3 weeks old when she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease (SCID) that runs in Native American populations.  Rushed to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital from Cameron, Arizona and less than two months old, Joy had a successful Bone Marrow Transplant. Over the past year and a half as baby Joy continues her treatment and recovery, Joy and her mother, Tina, have been staying at Family House. Separated by miles but not by love and support, Joy’s father Jarvison and siblings make the trip as often as possible. “Without Family House, I don’t know what we would be doing.  We miss home and being a whole family. Luckily, Family House has provided us the comfort and care to help us get through these challenging times. Family House has helped my daughter celebrate the truly precious child that she is.” Joy has seen all of her "firsts" at Family House - first birthday, first word, first steps. She is now 2 years old, and she and Tina still make trips to San Francisco for treatment. Most recently, they have been staying at Family House for over a month.