Guest Story: The Schurmans

The Schurmans

The Schurmans traveled to Boston on a medical flight from North Carolina, where their daughter had already spent the first 10 weeks of her life in the hospital.  

"She had never been home, we were exhausted and scared—both for our daughter’s health as well as what our lives would be like in our temporary home. Pam and Harvey Lodish were our incredibly kind and generous hosts. Pam picked us up from the hospital at the end of our very long arrival day, gave us a quick tour of the area including T stops and the grocery store, and showed us to our room in their beautiful home. We felt absolute relief and gratitude to have a comfortable house to call home during the toughest weeks of our daughter’s hospital stay.

Hospitality Homes provides a home away from home. We were admittedly nervous about staying with strangers while our daughter underwent major surgery. We had no other feasible options, though: we couldn’t afford an extended stay in a hotel, and the hospital’s family housing was booked for weeks. Hospitality Homes connected us to an amazing couple who gave us a room to call our own and who became like family to us. They were kind, supportive and generous, but also extremely respectful of our privacy and fragile emotional states. We will always be extraordinarily grateful that fate landed us with the Lodishes.

If Pam and Harvey could be right here right now we would say to them the same things we have said to them in the past: thank you, thank you, thank you. You have become like our extended family in Boston. We now look forward to our annual check-up visits that have become as much about socializing as about reassuring us of Lucy’s excellent health."