This was a second home for us. The other big thing is, everyone staying at Hope Lodge is in the same boat. It (Hope Lodge) has been unbelievable; world’s best place to be when you have cancer.
I am a 46-year-old and a stage III breast cancer patient. I lost both breasts and have been through chemotherapy and radiation. While I was undergoing treatments, I stayed at the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in St. Louis.My stay at Hope Lodge was a miracle from God. Without Hope Lodge, I would not have made it through this journey. The people who come to Hope Lodge feel the same way. We meet people who know how we feel, and everyone needs someone who can understand what you are going through. At Hope Lodge, the staff and volunteers are a real gift to all of us. All those who volunteer to make a dinner, come to talk with us, or just play bingo are amazing. Hope Lodge is one of the best things to have happened in my life, and I will always remember the kindness and love everyone there provided me during my cancer journey.
I went through 16 radiation treatments at Siteman Cancer Center and was privileged to be able to stay at the Hope Lodge through the treatment. The accommodations there were very adequate and the staff was always helpful and friendly. We were amazed that such a quality facility was available and so close to the Cancer Center, and the really amazing part was that it was free. I developed several friends while I was there and continue to keep in touch to track their progress in fighting their cancers and offering whatever support I can. Should I hit the lottery you can be assured that the Hope Lodge in St. Louis will be a part of the winnings. I can’t express how much I appreciate the service the lodge did for me and all the guests I became acquainted with during my stay. I felt totally welcome and at home while I was there.