Transplant recovery house opens in Middleton | Health
The Restoring Hope Transplant House opened Wednesday after years of work.
The house in Middleton offers organ and bone marrow recipients a place to stay while they focus on their recovery.
The house, located on Terrace Avenue, will serve as a home away from home for families getting transplants at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison.
Patients will find guest rooms, living spaces and experienced staff. It costs $35 dollars to stay at Restoring Hope per night, unlike hotels, which can cost more than $100.
"We are full of gratitude for those that have actually helped us get there,"Cindy Herbst, executive director of the Restoring Hope Transplant House, said. "As a nonprofit, you never do it alone. You need those people in the community, those donors and those friends that come together and say, 'We understand.'"
Seventy-five percent of people undergoing the more than 400 transplants a year through UW Hospital are from outside the area.
Herbst said she and her husband came up with the idea for a transplant house after staying at one in Minnesota when Herbst's father-in-law underwent a transplant.