On October 13th, 2019 our group lost an honored member when Teresa Valley-Lewis passed away.
- August 4th, 2012, was the day my mom received the call for her lungs. It was a bittersweet time for us because we knew as we were anxiously awaiting this new life for her, someone else was grieving an unimaginable loss. During the past 7 years with my mom’s new lungs, she was able to enjoy milestones with her grandchildren that she otherwise would’ve never been able to. She got to see her grandchildren Samantha and Ryan graduate from high school, and then got to see her granddaughter, Samantha, graduate from Penn State. We were able to go on vacations, celebrate birthdays and holidays. My mom was the most selfless, caring, and compassionate person, she cared about and loved everyone and everyone loved her in return. This group meant so much to her. She loved and cared about each and every one of you. My mom is now reunited with her son, my brother, Tommy. – Written by Teresa’s daughter Renee Filyac.
Teresa will be greatly missed.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Paver Stone Program, it provides 3 choices of paver stones to be purchased, engraved on and placed in the Legacy Garden at the Gift of Life Family House. The 6 x 6 inch paver stone is $500 and allows 4 lines of 9 characters each line, the 6 x 12 inch paver is $1000 and allows 4 lines, 23 characters each line and the 12 x 12 inch paver is $1500 and allows 6 lines, 23 characters each line. If you would like to check out the Paver Stone Program here is the Link: https://www.giftoflifefamilyhouse.org/bridge-give/legacy-garden-paver-program/
Any who would rather donate with a personal check may do so by making your check payable to "Gift of Life Family House" 401 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125. Please include a note stating that you want your donation to go to the Patients & Caregivers HUP Lung Transplant Support Group Teresa Valley-Lewis Legacy Garden Paver Stone Collection. All donations are tax deductible. Any, who have any questions, concerns or difficulties with anything, including using the CrowdRise link, please don’t hesitate to private message Dave Shenberger on Facebook Messenger. I’d be happy to answer any questions.