Hope Hollow: Shelter, food and transportation for people needing cancer treatment

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Learning of a cancer diagnosis can be one of the most difficult events in life.

For families facing the disease and considering treatment options, it can be a time of overwhelming stress, fear, and sadness.

One central Ohio couple has found a purpose in the pain by providing a home away from home at no cost to cancer patients and their loved ones while they are in Columbus for treatment.

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Jane Jaquemin-Clark and her husband, Kevin, founded a nonprofit called “Hope Hollow” which hosts dozens of families each year in a home in northwest Columbus.

The organization also provides hotel stays for those in need. Social workers in oncology make the recommendations.

The Clarks jump into action to help families so they can focus on treatment and healing.

Jane is a two-time cancer survivor and has made Hope Hollow a personal mission of hope and comfort.

“I was feeling so great when I found out my cancers had not metastasized,” she said. “I told my husband I have to find a way to live the gratitude for my life.”

For more information on Hope Hollow, click here.