Hospitality Cares


The First Grant Recipient

My story started 9 years ago. I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer, 13 positive lymph nodes. I underwent a very aggressive chemo treatment followed by radiation treatments. 
In 2006 the cancer came back but this time in my spine. Treatment again, blah, blah. In 2009, I lucked out and was offered a job at The Inn On Bourbon! 
Once again the cancer returned in 2011. That’s when Andy LeBouef sent Kenny Truxillo an email to tell him about me.
Hospitality Cares came to the rescue and helped me with the expenses of turning my daughter’s garage into my new home. I moved there because the cancer seems 
to keep coming back and we all thought it was best. And it is. I spend a lot of time with my daughter and grandchildren, who are all very supportive. The people here at the hotel 
have become my extended family and are also very supportive. My attitude is positive and I try not to let this get me down. I will admit that I do have moments, but I refuse to give it any 
more thought than I have to. Thank you Hospitaity Cares and United Way!
Elizabeth McIntyre