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Margaret Her father had already been through so much. Cancer is a mean disease and difficult to fight, but Margaret’s father battled it well with his wife staying the the Hospitality Rooms, and family coming and going. Then, his heart declared war, and to Marquette they came. Before, during, and after his surgery, Margaret, her...
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As an avid outdoor enthusiast, Julie couldn’t understand why she couldn’t catch her breath. Her diagnosis was Stage 4 Lung Cancer and she met it head on with determination and SISU. When you’re aware of people in need, you do the right thing. You offer help. The right thing to do is to provide a...
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We called here our “Little Peanut” because she was so adorable. We want three-year-old Jacey to remember her family’s time in the hospital as a time of healing, recovery, and joy. Her parents returned to Beacon House after a long surgery, and a tried but smiling Jacey welcomed them home after being #BeaconStrong in our...
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Ed commutes weekly to Beacon House from Engadine to receive hemodialysis at UPHS-Marquette. At first, the rigorous treatment schedule took a toll on his body. He started to lose weight rapidly. Ed needs a new kidney, but the wait could be up to five years. At Stage 5 kidney failure, patients undergo Hemodialysis treatments three...
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ESCANABA, Mich. — “On October 20th, I got a call a little after 4:30 in the afternoon that Peter was ran over by a car,” says Butch Frank, Peter’s father, recalling a harrowing afternoon in 2015. Prior to the accident, Peter Frank was a unicycling enthusiast and a typical active young man. That day, Peter...
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MARQUETTE, Mich. — Travis Thetford doesn’t think about his attacker. There’s no point. “I’ve moved beyond that,” he says. He can’t change the past, he can’t take back the pain. Ten years after a random act of cruelty, when a stranger beat him with a pool stick outside a bar and left him for dead,...
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MARQUETTE, Mich. — November is often a month to raise awareness about men’s health, many growing beards during ‘No Shave November’, or ‘Movember’. Eighteen gentlemen who work at VAST in Marquette are taking fundraising efforts to the next level, but keeping it local. After a campaign last year when the company successfully raised $2,700 for...
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TV6 & FOX UP’s “The Up Side” series focuses on people, businesses, organizations, and events making a positive influence in the U.P. Weekly, Upper Michigan’s Source calls attention to the many positive things that happen in Upper Michigan. “All too often, we only hear about the negative things that happen. There’s much more to life...
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MARQUETTE, Mich. August 30, 2017 – The Beacon House building and land on Third Street officially went on the market Tuesday morning. The non-profit organization is asking $1.5 million in the sale, in order to create an endowment with the funds remaining after paying off their building loan. The House Hospitality House of the U.P....
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‘Your Coffee for a Cause’, a Beacon House operated coffee shop, is looking for motivated and available people for a barista position at both UPHS – Marquette and Peninsula Medical locations. Experience in customer service or in the service industry is preferred, but not required. Training will be provided. We are seeking someone available for...
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