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Transplant Anniversary

  • Time: Sep. 15, 2021, 9:09 AM

Recently Nora’s Home guest and multi-organ recipient, Sandra Arévalo, celebrated her one year organ anniversary and decided with her family to honor her donor by being a virtual Chef of the Day for the Nora’s Home guests! Read below about Sandra’s transplant journey and about how her family (pictured above) and fur-baby Oso (pictured with…

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High School Interns Spend Their Summer Volunteering at Nora’s Home

  • Time: Aug. 25, 2021, 10:08 AM

Recent volunteer interns Lizzie Pittman and Nicole Munoz, both high school seniors, spent their summer helping the Foundation with some monumental projects! From organizing bookshelves and re-designing the community pantry layouts to re-thinking our guest interactions and expanding the breadth of the Nora’s Home community beyond our walls with the upcoming implementation of the El…

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Java Pura Coffee Donates Specialty Coffee for Guests

  • Time: Aug. 23, 2021, 10:08 AM

Local coffee brewer, Java Pura, has been donating their specialty coffee to the guests of Nora’s Home for years. A fresh pot of this coffee is prepared every morning for our guests and literally keeps the home running! When interviewing Richard Colt, Owner of Java Pura, he said the following: How did Java Pura get…

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Houston Methodist Transplant Center Preps Home for Hurricane Season

  • Time: Jul. 15, 2021, 3:07 PM

Sue Weber and the Houston Methodist Transplant Center team donated in a big way to help stock the Nora’s Home pantry in preparation for Hurricane Season. Non-perishable food items, water, toiletries, paper goods, flash lights and batteries were collected by the hospital staff and delivered last weekend to the home. Having extra supplies on hand…

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S&P Continues to Show Their Love for Nora’s Home

  • Time: Jun. 16, 2021, 11:06 AM

Satterfield & Pontikes, the general contractor who built Nora’s Home, continues to support the home not only with their annual charitable Golf Classic benefitting the home (going on 8 years this November), but provided Nora’s Home guests with a delicious BBQ dinner last week. We can’t say enough good about the genuine caring relationship S&P…

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RICE MBA Students Volunteer in a Big Way

  • Time: Jun. 16, 2021, 11:06 AM

(Pictured left to right: Marcela Guaqueta, Michelle Depenbrock, Shun Kamiya, Qiuzi “Chu” Liang, and Yun Chao “Henry” Chen) Recent RICE University MBA Graduates not only served Nora’s Home guests as Chefs of the Day but selected Nora’s Home as their partner for their capstone project this year. This multi-faceted project has been pivotal in revamping…

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Young COVID-Related Transplant Patient Stays at Nora’s Home

  • Time: Jun. 4, 2021, 11:06 AM

Andrew Capen, a victim of COVID-19, received a double-lung transplant in 2020 following 6 months of ECMO. He is recovering at Nora’s Home and lifting spirits with his quick wit and drive to persevere. Video content provided courtesy of KRPC Channel 2 News and Houston Methodist Hospital

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Volunteer Spotlight: Jeanette Baker

  • Time: Nov. 17, 2020, 7:11 AM

Jeannette Baker stopped by today to deliver prayer shawls for our guests here at Nora’s Home. The shawls are donated by the Prayer Shawl Ministry at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church. The ministry was started by Jeannette’s mother, Shirley McAllister, and Joyce Jackson, over 15 years ago. They now boast 25 dedicated members. During the pandemic,…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Helen Fox

  • Time: Nov. 17, 2020, 7:11 AM

Last week, we received a delightful surprise in the mail! Helen Fox of Helen’s Designs takes a personal interest in making and sharing her wonderful handcrafted masks. There is such attention to detail shown to each one of them, you know they are made with love. Thank you to Helen for helping to keep us…

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Guest Spotlight: Donna Bruno

  • Time: Nov. 17, 2020, 7:11 AM

We recently celebrated another ringing of the bell – congratulations to Donna Bruno, who is heading home after her successful kidney transplant! We’ll miss you, Donna, but we’re so very happy for you!

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