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Featured Family – Daniel and Judy Cormier

When Daniel Cormier was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) in 2018, he and his wife, Judy, were devastated. In May, Daniel began a clinical trial at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, staying at various housing facilities around the Texas Medical Center. After months of successful treatment, Daniel was in remission and the […]

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Featured Family – Edward and Dawn

Mission Moment Dawn and Edward have been married for 35 years and are each other’s cheerleaders. No matter the feat, they stand side-by-side as a team. When Edward noticed a lump in his groin area, he thought nothing of it. When it grew to the size of a grapefruit in four weeks and caused him […]

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Featured Family – Carlos and Catalina Llano

Halo House resident, native Colombian and father of three, Carlos Llano, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), a cancer that begins in the bone marrow and develops into the bloodstream. When Carlos was first diagnosed with AML, he began his treatment in Colombia, but ongoing riots in his city caused shortages of food, blood […]

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Featured Family – Jill & Eddie Champagne

Jill and Eddie Champagne of Gulfport, Mississippi first started their cancer journey in 2012 when Jill was diagnosed with breast cancer. After Jill’s initial diagnosis, the Champagne’s decided to travel to Houston for a second opinion and her treatment. While in Houston, they found shelter at the St. Dominic Archdiocese of Houston and were blessed […]

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Featured Family – Candyce & Jerry Hinkle

  Meet Jerry and Candyce Hinkle from Little Rock, Arkansas. Jerry and Candyce started their cancer journey in September of 2018 when Jerry was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Jerry began receiving treatment at the University of Arkansas Medical Center and went into remission just in time for his stem […]

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Featured Family – Leonor & Humberto De Los Santos

    This month, we want to highlight a very special family at Halo House. Leonor and Humberto De Los Santos just celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary and although they couldn’t celebrate with all their friends and family due to COVID-19, their children held a one-of-a-kind celebration in their home. Leonor requested THREE kinds of cake, which their kids were […]

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Featured Family – Sharla & Dallas Taylor

  Sharla and Dallas Taylor are probably the most happy and positive people you will ever meet – every time they were seen around and about at Halo House, they both had the biggest smiles on their faces!  Dallas, a FedEx driver from Mobile, Alabama for over 26 years and Sharla a real estate agent are so bubbly that it is not […]

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Featured Family – Amy & Joe Pagano

  Former residents, Joe and Amy Pagano are very grateful for their time at Halo House.  In 2015, Amy, a radiation therapist, returned home from a weekend getaway and noticed that her physician husband, Joe, had a swollen lymph node on his neck.  Shortly thereafter, Joe received a diagnosis of cancer but felt that they should get a second opinion from the best cancer hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Nathan […]

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Taylor Diercks with husband, Cory, and daughter Marlee Grace.

Featured Family – Taylor Diercks

“It was a crazy time for me. Everything happened so fast but, in a way, it was a blessing because we didn’t have the time to sit and worry and wonder. This is just what we had to do.”   Imagine being 36 weeks pregnant and being told that you have leukemia. That nightmare is exactly what happened to Taylor Diercks, a […]

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Camille Ano & Rick Smith

Camille is a beautiful, energetic, Hawaiian woman who went for a routine annual physical in May 2017, and was shocked to learn she had a blood cancer. “I am a hairdresser, had not missed any work, and I didn’t feel sick,” said Camille. In September 2017, her body reacted badly to the chemo she was […]

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