When a child needs hospital care, having access to the comforts of home can go a long way in easing the family’s stress.READ MORE: Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs Bill Targeting Fentanyl, Meth Dealers
For families of patients at Joe Dimaggio Children’s Hospital, the “Conine Clubhouse” is that home away from home.
It was named for Jeff Conine, also known to baseball fans as Mr. Marlin!READ MORE: Affordable Housing Art Deco Style In Little Havana
He and his wife stayed there when one of their children was in the hospital.
Since then Conine’s huge fundraising commitment has allowed the facility to offer free lodging to families who need it.MORE NEWS: Residents Living Near Sharp Curve Along NW 87 Terrace Fed Up With Constant Crashes
We focus on the facility and an upcoming celebrity event designed to help keep it afloat