Wellness House is located in Hinsdale, IL and provides information, support and a community to help families living with cancer. Founded in 1990, it serves as a vital complement to medical treatment and provides a comprehensive array of programs at no cost to participants. They exist to improve the quality of life for those effected by cancer and treatments, serve as a gathering place and provide comfort and community. Their hope is that people will feel less alone, more informed and more empowered to take on the challenges ahead.
Corliss started going to Wellness House for support, when she was diagnosed with cancer, and would talk with others that could help her deal with her fight against this deadly disease. She would bring our daughters to this community to help them cope with their fears of their "mommy's illness". After Corliss' passing, we went back to the Wellness House for their Family Matters program which is designed for families with children who have lost a parent where the girls would meet in groups with other children. We knew this was "home" when Zoe stated it felt like home, because there were other kids who had lost a parent in her group and she no longer felt alone. We all met in various groups and this kind of support is invaluable when you can see how others deal with the loss of a spouse, a parent and a loved one.
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