Seminole Heights Foundation Is Pleased To Support HeavenCent Hospitality House
About HeavenCent Hospitality House:
In November 2009, Southeast Seminole Heights resident Louie Olivarez became the area’s first triple organ transplant recipient. Louie, a severe diabetic received a pancreas, kidney and liver during a 23 hour operation. Since transplantation is regionalized, Louie and his partner of 21 years realized that for many patients, they do not have the luxury of having lodging close to the transplant facility. Most patients either commute hours back and forth, or find hotel accommodations. After meeting a patient who lived 6 hours from his transplant facility, it was soon realized that the financial stress of lodging could be avoided by offering such service. When Stan and Louie’s advertising agency purchased a commercial property in SE Seminole Heights, the building came with an accessory structure. The two soon realized that with minor tweaks and adjustments, it could be recycled into a comfortable guest house for transplant patients and their families.
The home will feature a theme of Reclaimed, Repurpose and Reuse, a message all too familiar to the transplant world. As the project progresses, HeavenCent will be seeking companies to offer in-kind services such as plumbing, construction, etc to help remodel the existing structure.
The home is intended to be a “pay what you can afford” option in which all proceeds will be donated to the Erik Vincent Nicoletti Film Production & Broadcast Studio Foundation (www.EVNfoundation.org) in honor of Louie’s donor, Erik Vincent Nicoletti. As a lover of film, and a screen writing major, Erik had a passion for the Film and Broadcast industry. The EVN Foundation was created to build a Film and Broadcast Studio at Erik’s High School in Somers New York. Once the foundation completes their task of building the studio,HeavenCent will then contribute all funding to the EVN Scholarship fund, as well as create a fund to assist transplant patient with their exorbitant cost associated with their critical anti-rejection, lifesaving medications.
All tax deductible donations can be made to: The Seminole Heights Foundation. Please note on donation “FOR HEAVENCENT” or