Guest House Comments

Hello. I have been staying here for about ten days. Both my parents are losing their lives to cancer. One on base here and mom in Kettering Hospital. It started about 23-1/2 months ago. Fisher House is the place I go for security and comfort. I sleep good here, and I feel safe to cry here. I get close to the Lord here. Fisher House makes my life easier in taking care of my needs so I can be there for my folks. Without this help I don’t think I could be with my parents. Please pass this blessing along as I have received so much for my family and I hope that maybe we will have support for the Fisher Houses so others can be helped too.
– Deborah H.

Hello. We are here for IUF with Dr. Broomfield. We have been here for 14 days and have enjoyed every minute of our time here. We have really enjoyed the hospitality of the whole staff. Our lives have been so stressed from everything we are going through, but the Fisher House is a wonderful place that has made us feel secure and welcome. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
– Tommy and Arlene J.

What a blessing the Fisher House is! When stress and anxiety descend on me, it is such a comfort to be greeted here by friendly, caring people. The Fisher’s saw a great need and filled it so that difficult times might be made as pleasant as possible. Our hearts are grateful to them for this living monument to their thoughtfulness and gracious generosity.
– Harriett S.

I just wanted to drop you a line and say how much I’ve appreciated all your care and support to my parents over this past year and many preceding years. It’s been a difficult time dealing with both their illnesses in 2014, and Fisher House has been such a great option for their stays during their treatments and hospitalizations. You have all made Fisher Houses at Wright-Patt a warm and welcoming home, so much more than just a place to spend the night? Your genuine concern and thoughtfulness make it the next best thing to being home with family.
– Lindsay D.

Dear Friends. April 14th–Day One: We were greeted warmly by everyone here; it was a very touching and heart warming experience for me. May 20th: One week to go and I’ll be leaving “home” to go home. I will most definitely be missing these warm-hearted friends; they are without a doubt special people! I want to again thank all the staff and volunteers who work here for the home-away-from-home.
Your Friend Always.
– Ray W.

Hi, I’m just here for the night, but I wanted to say Fisher House is a wonderful home-away-from-home. I was here quite a while ago (in 1993) when my husband had surgery for cancer. He did real well for 4 ½ years, then cancer reared its ugly head again. He had chemo treatments that helped for a while, but the Lord took him home in February of 1998. I remember a lot of people I met and think of them often. To me, we’re a big family – staff, volunteers and all who stay here. I’m so thankful for the Fishers who saw a need and met it.
Forever grateful.
– Jackie P.

This is indeed a little “bit of heaven” here at the Fisher House! We loved staying here in such a welcoming and comfortable “bed and breakfast”! Julie and the volunteers here know just how to make us feel at home with their warm and friendly manner. Breakfast in the kitchen was fun and we enjoyed getting to know the other guests here at Fisher House. We are grateful to be here while our son receives diagnosis and care at the Medical Center. Thank you for everything!
– Dick and Meg P.

Hi Folks: We have been retired from the U. S. Army for 25 years and I haven’t lived near a base since we moved back home to wild, wonderful West Virginia. It has been our pleasure to meet all of the great people who run the Fisher House. Julie, Ida and all of the volunteers have treated us great. We have also met some wonderful guests and patients here and wish everyone the best of luck and happiness. Thanks to the Fishers, we have enjoyed our visit to Ohio and will always remember our second home….for seven weeks!!
– Jack and Mary F.

I have flown here from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to have spinal surgery. I will only stay here at the Fisher House for two nights, but I can tell this is a wonderful sanctuary for the mind and soul. This great place really reduces the anxiety of everything. I will stay in the hospital for three days before my return to Kentucky. Soldiers do not seem to be appreciated most places they travel. Coming here to this place makes 19½ years in the Army feel worth it.
Thank you and God Bless.
– Michael R.

Hi. My husband and I have enjoyed our stay here at Fisher House. Thank goodness there are such places and people during a hard time! God has blessed us through Robert having cancer. More good than bad are the things we have received.
God Bless You and Keep You!
– Robert and Brandi H.

It’s hard to put in to words what being here has meant to us. It’s our Fisher “Home” not “The Fisher House.” All of you and many of the other guests have become like family. We have been able to share our experiences (good and bad) with you all and know that we are not alone. Everything was so new and scary for us at first, but right away we felt at home here. As much as we may have thought we wanted to be at home in Wisconsin, I know now this is where we were supposed to have been. It means so much to us to have had your support and friendship during our stay; it has made a huge difference. I don’t want to think about what it would have been like if the Fisher House (all of you included) was not here for us – and so many others. Sometimes we forget about the reasons we are here and are just going on living our lives and sometimes the reasons are so in our face it’s hard to breathe…hard to see anything else. It’s then that we’d see your smiles or you would share a story or a place to visit that you’d think we would be interested in and things would seem “normal” again. That is what it is all about; finding “normal” in the midst of all this craziness.
Thank you with all of our hearts.
–Dan and Mary J.