Worth Knowing: Spotlight on David's House
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Mission and basic information: David's House provides a home-away-from-home and support for families with children receiving treatment through Children's Hospital at Dartmouth at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. David's House was created in memory of a young boy named David Cyr, who passed away from leukemia in 1984 at the age of five. His parents, who had virtually lived at DHMC throughout David's illness, felt strongly that families of sick children should be able to stay as close to the hospital as possible so they raised funds and founded David's House. Accommodations are provided for families with ill or injured children ages 18 and under. Families of children with cancer, cystic fibrosis or spina bifida are priority guests, but other families are accommodated to the best of our ability. There are 20 bedrooms at David's House and a maximum of 65 guests can be accommodated. Guests are provided breakfast and dinner by volunteers and can use the two kitchens to cook themselves if they prefer.
Executive Director: Jaye Olmstead
- President Emeritus and Founder, Richard A. Cyr, Claremont
- President, David Watts, Norwich
- Vice President, Tracey Evans, Hanover
- Vice President, Nichole Romano, West Lebanon
- Treasurer, John Sands, Meriden
- Secretary, Sue Vickers
- Dr. David Bauer, Hanover
- Kinson Craft, Hanover
- Rob Daley, New London
- Bob Frisch, Hanover
- Dan Gauthier, Concord
- Jeremy Greeley, White River Junction
- Richard Mounce, Quechee
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