A story of heartbreak for two Houston parents twenty years ago has produced an incredible support system for area families in crisis at Nora’s Home. Saturday, Yoga on the Meadow at the Houstonian, is a free, family-friendly event to help raise awareness.
In 1998, Doctors Osama and Lillian Gaber lost their daughter Nora in a tragic automobile accident. Nora’s organ donations helped several critically ill children and fueled the creation of Nora’s Home, an enduring gift to those in need of support, a place to stay and other resources.
Today, patients suffering from end stage organ disease and facing the need for life saving transplant surgery face a challenging, uphill battle. Medical care often requires them to travel far from home for surgeries and follow-up care. In addition to their tremendous medical expenses, patients and their families are burdened with the high cost of a place to stay- not to mention the loneliness of being away from their loved ones or the fear of losing their jobs, homes and way of life.
Nora’s Home is a freestanding facility near the Texas Medical Center at 8300 El Rio Street, and it was built with the specific needs of transplant patients and families in mind. There are 16 private bedrooms and baths, a fully equipped kitchen, a great room, a meditation room, a community room, an education center and free shuttle services to the medical center. It offers patients and their families peace of mind in their time of need.
Raising awareness for the need of organ donors and the support of Nora’s Home, “Yoga on the Meadow” is a free, family event on Saturday April 28, 2018, at the Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa from 10am-2pm.
FREE pre-registration is encouraged by emailing [email protected]
About Nora’s Home
Opened in 2013 as the first transplant hospitality home in the Gulf Coast region, Nora’s Home welcomes patients and their families at any stage of the transplant journey. The hospitality home aims to ease burdens many patients face by helping reduce the immense expense and stress incurred while undergoing transplant care by providing affordable lodging in a loving, home-like environment. Located at 8300 El Rio Street in Houston near the Texas Medical Center, the self-supporting facility includes 16 private bedrooms and baths, a fully-equipped kitchen, community room, meditation room, education center, and provides free shuttle services to and from the medical center. In the summer of 2018, Nora’s Home will more than double in size with the addition of 16 rooms, communal kitchen, and multiple family areas and meeting rooms. For more information, visit www.norashome.org, call 832-831-3720 or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.