to health care in Boston
The Stokes Family, Illinois
Tenleigh Stokes was born 8 weeks premature in 2012. She had multiple bone deformations, including missing ribs, scoliosis, and an abnormally small chest wall. She was eventually diagnosed with Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome, a rare condition that affects less than 4,000 children in the U.S.
“Hospitality Homes takes away a major burden. Without their support, we would be worried about how to find somewhere safe and affordable to stay. And they make Boston feel like home while we are away from home because they take care of you while you’re there, too,” says Tenleigh’s mom, Haylee.