About Us

A HOME of PEACE Organisation

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If you could make a cancer suffers life better would you help?

That’s a question that I want to ask you…

My name’s Ludwig and I want to tell you about the journey that my wife Ann and I have been on.

This is a journey that has literally taken us to the edge of the abyss. It has opened our eyes to the harsh realities of cancer and taught us that the battle isn’t just physical.

For over five years Ann has been dealing with melanoma. This became critical around four years ago when my wife received news that every cancer suffer dreads. Our oncologist sat us down and told us that Ann had only six to eight months left to live.

Dumbstruck. It took us a little while to be able to speak, let alone fathom what we had just been told. This kind of news levels you. It empties your very being and replaces it with a numb, hollow feeling.

We had no idea what we were going to do, but we had to do something! We began by looking for every possible solution that could give my wife a chance. We literally travelled from one cancer center to another, including the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Rhode Island Oncology, NCI Baltimore, Tampa Moffitt Cancer Centre, and MD Anderson in Texas.

We realised that if we were going to fight this disease we had to take enormous action. The fallout from this action has brought almost unspeakable hardship upon us. We have both lost our jobs, emptied out or 401(k) retirement plans and burned through our savings. BUT, after that prognosis four years ago my wife is still here! I can’t even begin to tell you how thankful I am to be able to still hold her and tell her that I love her.

She is currently taking part in studies that are hosted at the MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Texas. Our costs for co-pay, housing while receiving treatment, travel and medications is extensive, to the point we are just getting by.

Now this isn’t just me with my hand out looking for donations. No, it’s far from that!

Given our experience, knowing how hard it is financially to survive when all that you want to do is keep the one that you love alive. We want to help people in the same boat as us. When people face something as devastating as cancer they really should receive more support.

With this drive to make a difference my wife and I are now are now spending all of our time working to establish a non-profit organization called A HOME OF PEACE,  that will help to house and take care of oncology patients whose lives have been taken over by this ruthless scourge.

Our plan is to rent or buy mobile homes and trailers and park them at RV parks near treatment centers all around the country, opening up our services to anyone who is in need of long-term care, who can’t afford to get the help that they so desperately need.

We want to help to combat an often unspoken side effect of cancer treatment – financial toxicity.

“Lost income or high out-of-pocket costs for treatment, medication or related care causes financial toxicity.”
Dr.  Jonas de Souza  Source: Wall Street Journal

This side effect of cancer treatment is real, and it is causing unnecessary heartache and stress for patients all over the country.

Starting A HOME OF PEACE is a way to improve the lives of people who are already struggling.

Would you like to be at the start of something truly amazing?

Your contributions will make an enormous impact on the lives of patients just like my wife, people who want only to see another day and families who are willing to go to any length to keep their loved ones alive.

We appreciate anything you can do for us, from making a donation to sharing our campaign with your friends.


Thank you.

Ludwig Eckl