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Marico Sees Roses Among the Thorns

Marico Early had issues with her back for years so dealing with aches and pains was nothing new. It wasn’t until a shopping trip with her daughter that she took a hard fall that would change her life. After the fall she saw a doctor who ordered several…

Guests Pay it Forward at Goodness Village

Tom Van Meer and his wife Peggy came to UAMS in Little Rock in Fall 2016 after he was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. They were told by their doctor on a Friday that they would need to return by Monday to begin extensive treatment. The Van Meers rushed…

Finding Our Home Away from Home

Tom Van Meer and his wife Peggy came to UAMS in Little Rock in 2016 after discovering cancer in Tom’s back. Tom was 63 with severe pain in his back. Their first week in Little Rock was spent in countless hours of testing. Eventually, the results showed that…

The Guthries Second Stay for a Second Heart Surgery

In April 2020, Aurelius was born with a heart condition that required immediate emergency surgery in Little Rock. His “Gigi”, Lesley Guthrie, helped her son and daughter-in-law connect with Goodness Village after a long drive from El Dorado. The Guthries stayed at Goodness Village until Aurelius was discharged…

A Blessing to Experience Goodness Village

The Hatfields learned about Goodness Village after Tom was diagnosed with pre-Leukemia cancers. For them, our apartments were a blessing to experience love and kindness from others. The Hatfields were grateful to have a home where their grandchildren could visit and they could be together as a family…