Suites of Hope is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was an idea that started in January 2011 when Rachel Midgett, a breast cancer patient living in Houston, TX, met Laurie Earls, another cancer patient from Sacramento, CA, staying at a hotel in Houston, TX with her caregiver and sister, Charlene Hamberger, while receiving cancer treatments. Many cancer patients like Laurie travel to Houston from all over the country and also internationally to receive world-class cancer care. When they arrive here, they find that there are few housing opportunities other than expensive hotel rooms that can be upwards of $100 per night.
Suites of Hope has purchased a condo in the Houston Medical Center area that will house a cancer patient and their caregiver for a time period of no less than 2 weeks and no more than 3 months. Housing is on a first come first serve basis with priority given to clinical trial patients followed by those receiving standard treatment, radiation, or reconstruction.
Pictured: Rachel Midgett, Laurie Earls, Charlene Hamberger