Feb 25, 2014 6:40 PM by Leah Kraus
It's difficult for any parent to watch their child undergo medical treatment or even surgery. However, during those times, a little comfort can go a long way.
Lynn Lansford was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in October. After having cancer removal surgery, she opted to use cannabis oil for her treatment. She says this inspired her to create a place for children and their families to stay while receiving treatment for medicinal marijuana.
Lansford says she and her husband used a Teller Co. home they had already purchased for other reasons to create the "Children's Healing House."
"The fiscal, responsible thing would have been to rent it out," says Lansford. "We really thought about that for two seconds and decided that there's things that are more important than money."
Every inch of the house was remodeled and put together thanks to donations, purchases from thrift and consignment stores, and church sales.
Lansford says she wanted things that had already been used and loved.
The house includes a stocked kitchen, spacious dining area, comfy couches and four bedrooms -- each named after Grace, Hope, Love, and Faith.
The idea is that families should be able to bring what they have in their car and be set.
"There really isn't a spot in this house that's my favorite because every room was put together with a family in mind or an individual in mind or a community in mind<' says Lansford.
If you are interested in donating to the Children's Healing Home, you can e-mail Lansford at firstname.lastname@example.org.