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Norma Jairam and Ari Sattar

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Norma Jairam  was working as RN supervisor at a medical facility in Fort Myers, Florida when she was diagnosed in  January, 2012 with breast cancer.  A Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing had opened doors to work in Hospice, Case Management and other areas in the medical arena which had been rewarding to Norma, as she desired to serve others […]

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Michael and Pamela Hockett

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Norman, Oklahoma My husband, Michael and I were married June 6, 2014, and I began treatment for breast cancer at MD Anderson four days later on June 10.  We live 7 hours from Houston and as we explored all of my treatment options, we quickly realized that MD Anderson was the only medical facility that offered the treatment I needed.  […]

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Paula and Jim Clark

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Bastrop, Texas Paula & Jim Clark  from Bastrop first heard about the Ballard House from his social worker at MD Anderson in the Houston Medical Center. Jim has been diagnosed with Sarcoma-a rare form of cancer with about 15 dfiferent types, his is osteo/bone cancer. He is scheduled for a couple of different rounds of chemo which means approximately 40 […]

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Cindy and Shea Sizemore

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Shea Sizemore calls El Paso, Texas home. She’s a student at the University of North Texas in Denton majoring in Anthropology with a Minor in Medical Anthropology. Shea is a Certified Medical Interpreter in Spanish and has a goal to eventually do research in cultural and linguistic access to healthcare to better enable efficient communication between patients and their providers. […]

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Aimee and Mike Mcginnis

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Aimee and Mike McGinnis hail from San Angelo, Texas and were the very first guests checked into The Ballard House on December 11, 2013. Mike’s ordeal began in October of 2013 when he and Aimee noticed an unusual swelling in his neck while excitedly packing for their first cruise. Once they arrived back home, a visit to Mike’s ENT raised […]

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Cheryl and Jack Kinney

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Cheryl and Jack Kinney from Iowa said, “It is amazing what The Ballard House is doing for us – this place is over the top. It is so wonderful to be able to form friendships with the staff and other house guests, instead of feeling isolated in a hotel room. It feels like we have family here. There is such […]

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Ballard House Naming Rights Sponsors

The Ballard House was named In honor of longtime Katy residents Monty and Erin Ballard. Monty started The Ballard Foundation to assist Cinco Charities financially in the construction of their vision, a Hospital Hospitality House in Katy. A memorial to Monty's dad, Carroll Ballard, a longtime working Texas cowboy is located in the lobby of the Ballard House. His saddle and other memorabilia are displayed.