The Parker Reese Foundation

New Hope For Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Parker’s House

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Parker’s House was started on May 6, 2008 for families delivering a baby with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) or coming back for follow up appointments and/or surgeries at Duke University Medical Center or UNC Chapel Hill. You can stay overnight or you can stay for months. Parker’s House is designed to suit the needs of the families it serves. This house was donated by some dear friends of ours, Rob and JoAnna Maguire. It is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with office and a full basement.

It is located on a dairy farm in Hillsborough, North Carolina only 15 minutes from either hospital and several shopping centers and restaurants. It is minutes from Maple View Dairy Farm and Ice Cream Shop.

This house will mean so many things for families facing CDH. It will be a home away from home for them. A place where they and their extended families can stay with absolutely no worries. This house is free of charge to families and offers many amenities including but not limited to; cable television, wireless internet and play center for children.

It is a pet friendly house and has several outdoor kennels.

If you would like more information or would like to be put on the waiting list please email

7 Responses to “Parker’s House”

  1. Robin Meyer said

    Bless you and especially bless Rob and JoAnna for the gift they are giving these families. I found out about your site from baby Seth’s caringbridge site. You are truly special people.

    Charlotte, NC

  2. Melanie & ELiza Branch said

    Dearest Jes & Ashley,

    Parker will be so proud looking at you both for what you are doing to help other families. i am proud to say you are my friends xxxxx yourselves,rob,joanna and all the people who have made this gift possible are specail people xxx

    love you loads xx

    Melanie, Ashley and ELiza-rose (CDH- survivor)

  3. Debbie Putnam said

    Jessica & Ashley,

    Thank you so much for the Parker Reese Foundation and to Rob and JoAnna for their home.

    Words cannot express my sincere thanks for their home. I am Baby Seths mawmaw and have been staying wit Russell & April during this time and to have a home to go to each night has been wonderful. It reminds us all of our home away from home. The quietness of being out in the country and the scenery is wonderful. Watching the deers in the front yard on some days just reminds me of Gods creation and the peacefulness that he gives to all of us.

    I want to thank both of you for this foundation and I know that ^Parker^ is watching over all of this for you guys. Just to know that families like Russell & April will have a place to call home for the 3 to 6 months or ever how long they are here.

    May God continue to bless you both.


    Debbie Putnam
    Kings Mtn. NC

  4. Alice said

    I just want to say that I think you all do a wonderful job by offering CDH families a place to stay. I found out about you throught Seth site. Your family is a wonderful blessing.

  5. Liviana's Mom said

    It is so wonderful you are doing this. I hope to one day offer the same home away from home to families coming to Omaha for their CDH babes.

  6. risingangel said


    Parker’s House is beautiful!!
    Great job.

  7. Beth Cole said

    Parker’s House has meant so much to my family during our 6 week stay. It provided such a blessing to us to know that we were so close to our little girl (Katie) while she was at Duke and we were also able to keep our son Michael (2 yrs old) with us. It would never have been possible for us to manage spending as much time with BOTH of them without Parker’s house. We appreciate all that Jes & Ashley and Rob & Joanna have done to ease the burden for CDH families!
    Thanks again!!!
    ~the Cole’s

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