Guest Spotlight: Sharon Dixon

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Eight years ago, Sharon Dixon was diagnosed with marginal zone lymphoma, a slow-growing heterogeneous group of cells in the immune system that causes the white cell count to go very high. A few years prior, she had been diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a disease in which the heart muscle becomes increasingly thick, making it hard for the heart to pump blood (Mayo Clinic).

As one of our regular guests for the past seven years, Sharon deeply appreciates what it means to come “home” to a warm and welcoming setting after spending long days at the hospital.

Asked what staying at Family House means to her, Sharon replied, “Oh my goodness. Honey, I don’t know where to start. When I first came here, I was so baffled and excited by the meals that are served here. I’m able to come here and not worry about anything. It’s a place that helps you out; a place you can depend on.  It has a friendly atmosphere and all the people I’ve met are dynamic.”

We know in our hearts that armed with a resilient spirit and the support of her family, this retired bookkeeper from Fayetteville, North Carolina will continue to face her medical challenges with aplomb.  All of us look forward to spending time with Sharon at her next visit.



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