Featured Family

These brave, compassionate and determined families are our on-going inspiration each and every day.
  • Sharon & Dale Toler

    Sharon & Dale Toler

    Dale Toler, 59, undoubtedly had many challenges and scary situations in his 25 years with the Austin Police Department. A retired Sergeant, he was on the bomb squad and on the SWAT team. But on a regular kind of day, undergoing a routine physical in August of 2016, he and his beautiful wife and caregiver, ...

  • Benise Sigala

    Benise Sigala

    When you first meet 27 year old Benise Sigala, what strikes you most about her is hergrace, her peaceful demeanor and her bright, joyful eyes! The picture of health, this young and vibrant wife and mother of two young children, was overcome in June 2014 with extreme fatigue and severe headaches that were constant. Benise, who ...

  • Carolyn Hanes and Judy Pender

    Carolyn Hanes and Judy Pender

    Not only do sisters, Carolyn Hanes and Judy Pender live close to one another in their home state of Louisiana, their hearts are also closely intertwined with deep affection and tenderness. Carolyn, a wife and mother, began her battle with cancer in the spring of 2016 with “terrible dizziness and severe headaches”, she says. She ...

  • The Tipton Family – Halo House’s 200th Guest Family!

    The Tipton Family – Halo House’s 200th Guest Family!

    Julie & Devonn Tipton were your average, all-American family in Grenada, Mississippi, when Julie found out she had Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2015. A wife, and mother of three children, Julie is also a nursing instructor, did part-time work at a hospital in labor and delivery, and she and her husband were youth leaders at their ...

  • The Croman Family

    The Croman Family

    Terry Croman was diagnosed with T Cell Leukemia in September 2014. Originally from the small town of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Terry and Beth decided to come to MD Anderson for Terry to receive a stem cell transplant. Before coming to Halo House, Terry and Beth stayed at a motel near the hospital as well as ...