Entries by Dave

Lincoln’s Story

Lincoln ‘Little Fighter’ Santano – Mom Natalie’s Journey To Find JoeAnna’s House It was December, 26, 2019, Boxing Day, when Lincoln ‘Little Fighter’ Santano made an unexpected, early entry into the world at Kelowna General Hospital. He was a long way from home. His mother, Natalie, had been experiencing premature labour and was quickly air-ambulanced […]

A Very Special Gift – Cindy’s Story

Full Circle For Rotarian   As the lead referral hospital for patients from across BC’s southern interior, guests of JoeAnna’s House are primarily from outside the central Okanagan. Which is why the Rotary Club of Salmon Arm – Daybreak chose to give $20,000 to support the build and opening of JoeAnna’s House. Many of the […]

Good Karma for 50/50 Winner

Be it your energy or your actions, what you give out comes back to you. That’s one definition of the word karma. It’s likely a term that holds true for HOMEBASE 50/50 Lottery Winner Brittney Page, who just won $6,657.50. Back in March, when Covid-19 had suddenly slowed the world down, Brittney and her team […]

Love Letters From JoeAnna’s House

On March 9, just four months after officially opening its doors, JoeAnna’s House faced the grim reality brought on by COVID-19.  It was early days in the pandemic, but KGH was already deep into adapting operations. In the coming weeks, local hotels and other hospitality properties would close. JoeAnna’s House provides much-needed accommodation for families […]

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HOMEBASE

Bases are loaded, batters are up, and we’re going to hit it out of the park… just a little differently this year. We may not be able to play ball together this year, but we can still work together to hit a grand slam for JoeAnna’s House! Josh Gorges and Blake Comeau are back! And […]

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The First Family of JoeAnna’s House

The Most Precious Gift It was a clear, starry night this past November 21, when the community came out in droves to celebrate the completion of a project that has captivated our collective hearts for over two years. Built and now operated entirely by the generosity of the people of this community and from across […]

Michele and Sonny’s Story

In October, 2015, Michele and her husband Sonny left their home in Beaverdell for Kelowna General Hospital, seeking answers and treatment for a host of symptoms that had rendered Sonny increasingly ill. For six months, Michele navigated treacherous winter conditions as she made the commute from her home to KGH to be by her husband’s […]

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The Palmer Family Story

Charlotte Palmer was born early. At just 29 weeks, she weighed only 2.6 lbs, and has been in and out of the hospital ever since. At the age of one, Charlotte was diagnosed with MIRAGE syndrome, which is an extraordinarily rare condition; it is believed Charlotte is the only surviving child in Canada with MIRAGE […]

The Dear Family Story

Zacharias Dear was born prematurely in Creston, BC, and promptly transported with his mom, Lisa, to KGH for care. After two days, Lisa was discharged, but Zach remained under care for an additional five weeks. With nowhere to stay, Lisa and her husband, Max, were left scrambling. JoeAnna’s House will change everything for families like […]