Anne's story

 

 

10 years ago Anne's husband became ill with organ failure and after numerous operations and referrals; they were referred to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham where he is currently a patient.

With the couple living in Cornwall, it would have created a huge financial strain for Anne to travel back and forth to the hospital. This is the exact reason why Fisher House has been described as a 'godsend' by families. Anne will continue to stay at Fisher House whilst her partner awaits a life-saving operation.

Anne said, "He can come out of the hospital two to three times a week. Fisher House takes him out of the hospital environment and gives him that much-needed break. This is vital for his mental health."

Anne can stay at Fisher House due to her RAF background. She trained as a cook then specialised in dietary catering and spent a lot of her career at the RAF Hospital Cosford.

Anne said, "Fisher House is a very welcoming place. I'm a long way from home and I wouldn't be able to afford to pay for a hotel or flat on a weekly basis. The beauty of Fisher House is that they do not charge us, it's completely free. Our independence isn't compromised. We can cook our own meals and do our own laundry. We can come and go as we please. The house takes the pressure off; it takes that financial strain away from you."

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