Testimonials for 2014 Good Neighbors

Enjoy this small slice of the tremendous positive feedback we get about members of the Good Neighbor Society.

December 5, 2014

 

Ed Pompeian

I want to say "thanks" to Mr. Pompeian.  In June, 2007, I had a heart transplant at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.  Prior to the surgery, I was told I would have to stay in Rochester for at least 3 months following the transplant for recovery and rehab.  I looked all over at apartments, motels, B&Bs but nothing compares to The Gift of Life Transplant House.  Not only did I recover better, but I made long lasting friends.  We all had something in common there.  We all were transplant patients.  We also had the privilege of having Ed's mother there every day answering the phone.  I knew Ed was a kidney transplant patient and I knew he was a real estate investor, but I never knew he was a REALTOR® until I read this last issue of the magazine.

I looked at the photo of Ed sitting in that rocking chair and it brought back fond memories of sitting on that porch in that rocking chair visiting with my new friends and transplant patients.

So, thank you, Ed.  You have more than earned the Good Neighbor reward and I'm proud to have you in the REALTOR® family!

Judie McConville, Broker, GRI
Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell
Ottawa, IL
Former President, Illinois Assn. Realtors
Former Illinois Realtor of the Year
Past Chair, National Assn. Realtors Professional Standards Cmte.
Past Chair, NAR Interpretations Subcommittee

Edward, 

Just finished reading the article "A Home For Healing" in the recent REALTOR® Magazine.  I felt a need to send you this email having visited the transplant house in 2004 when my sister received her liver transplant. My sister spoke highly of the facility and all it had to offer for the residents.  I experienced that first hand when I spent a couple of nights with her in the home as her caregiver. Unfortunately my sister passed away two years later, but the entire family treasures what the Transplant House was able to provide to her and many other patients who pass through the home.

Thank you for what you and the other donors have created to make this home special for those who reside there while receiving treatment and recovering from their medical conditions.  Best wishes!

Sincerely,
Bill Anderson
Ebby Halliday Realtors


 

Jane Locke

Jane,

I read the article about your charity work in REALTOR® Magazine. Thank you for all you have done over these many years.  I am a REALTOR® in Clemson, with 45 years in healthcare. We were in Augusta at the Medical College prior to coming to Clemson. Besides having a lot of experience with children's hospital care, we have had our own family experience major pediatric chronic illness.  I have worked it at work and lived it at home!! There is so much need to be filled with children's illnesses. Thanks for what you have done! What a difference you have made for so many families!

Emily Hunter
Carolina Real Estate
Clemson, S.C.


 

Paul Wilson

Paul,

Thank you so very, very, VERY much for raising the money for the MRI at Wolfson. You will never know how grateful my family is to you. My daughter has been in that MRI many times and because of it, they were able to catch that she has a very rare neurological disease. I can never, ever thank you for all you have done. EVER. You never know the lives you touch by acts of kindness, but you have certainly touched ours and we thank you.

Cathy Cole, Director
UNF Marketing and Publications
Editor in Chief, UNF Journal
Chair, Visual Identity Committee
Jacksonville, Florida

Sara Geimer is the manager of REALTOR® Magazine's Good Neighbor Awards and a former senior editor with the magazine.