Meet Caela as told by her father, Anthony

Caela was diagnosed with stage 4 rhabdomyosarcoma cancer, we had to come to Boston; it was a life or death situation.

My fears were, “What are we going to do?” and “How are we going to do it?” I can never put into words what RMH Boston Harbor has done for us. My daughter and I got to experience things we never would have otherwise experienced, such as the aquarium, the museum, duck tours and even a baseball game.

I am a former service member with severe PTSD. I came to this place with no idea how to help or save my daughter. The things you guys did for us not only helped save her life, but put a guy with PTSD at rest. The staff, like Olivia and Madison and the rest, are some of the most amazing people I have ever encountered in my life. They made me feel relaxed and wanted to put me at ease. What they did for my daughter was so much more, they became sisters to her. They became a part of my family and for that I will forever be grateful.

Being here has given us a new lease and outlook on life to a point where we want to be able to make more positive changes once we are home. We want to give ourselves a better quality of life such as moving into a better home, buying a new vehicle going back to college. We just want the opportunity to become better people. Being here at RMH near the water with the sounds and smells was a very tranquil environment, something I have been lacking since my return home from Iraq.  From my family, thank you all.

Don’t ever stop being who you are. You guys have given us our hopes and dreams back.

Caela & Dad