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WELCOME TO THE GABRIEL HOUSE
The story behind the Gabriel House of Care begins long before the idea of the house was conceived. It began in the 1940’s with a young boy who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. That boy was Jorge Bacardi, a member of the well-known Bacardi family. His only hope for survival was a double lung transplant. In March 2008, at age 64, Jorge Bacardi received a double lung transplant at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. His surgery was complex but the outcome and his recovery were excellent. He left the hospital a few days later, having experienced a full breath of air for the first time in his life. The Bacardi gift to Mayo Clinic was an expression of their deep gratitude to Christopher, his family, Dr. Cesar Keller, and his Mayo transplant team — The Gabriel House of Care.
A Community of healing offering
a place of compassion and camaraderie.
The Gabriel House is located within minutes of the Mayo Clinic. You are just a short drive away from treatments and care. Although separated enough from the hustle and bustle of the clinic that the settings surrounding the house are park-like, quiet and serene.
Volunteering at the Gabriel House is more than just cooking a meal one night or providing needed items for the house. It’s about joining a community of caring hands that come together in a time of need for someone — it’s about being an “Angel.”
“For me, Gabriel House has given me a new outlook on the healing process and mentally prepared me for the sudden medical journey I had found myself coming to grips with. My family and I are boundlessly thankful for the house and the amazing people who support its continued operation. Thank you!” —Aric
“Gabriel House became part of our family. We feel at home because of the care everyone gives and the support of the wonderful people there. That’s what makes Gabriel House special.” — Miguel and Eileen
“We are so glad to have such wonderful friends at Gabriel House. Everyone was so helpful and supportive during our long stay. That’s what got us through the really tough days. We cannot express how much we appreciate the kindness we received.” — Sammy and Sam