The Hranek Family
The Hranek family, of Johnson City, New York, was introduced to our organization in 2008 when Brittany, then 4 years old, was diagnosed with HLH, hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, and needed a place to stay near Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Four years later, Brittany received a second diagnosis, Hodgkin lymphoma. Once again, the family found themselves at our “home away from home.”
Due to the length of their stay and Brittany’s health needs, we were able to offer the Hraneks the opportunity to stay in our extended-stay suite for several weeks. The unit is fully equipped with a bedroom, private bathroom, living room and kitchen and provided a much more comfortable atmosphere for Brittany and her family while she received daily radiation treatment.
Today, Brittany continues on her road to recovery and returns to our House with her mother, Leanne, whenever she is in Syracuse for a follow-up appointment.