"Always remember to breathe and always have fun and never regret the things you have done, because if it was fun it was worthwhile. Laugh all the time, smile every minute of every day, and pray to God that you will stay healthy and happy for years to come" -- Zafia Christina Fyfe (January 19, 1992 - July 1, 2006)
Robert and Rebecca Fyfe's daughter, Zafia was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 12. Zafia bravely battled cancer for two years before peacefully passing away on July 1, 2006. It was her wish that a house be built for families to stay while their child or adult is undergoing treatment for a serious illness.
Families with loved ones facing a long-term hospital stay have the potential obstacle of housing if their residence is a considerable distance from the hospital (35 miles or more). If they do not have the additional support of family or friends in the area, their current accommodation options are limited to hotels. The average hotel room in the Roseville area is over $125 a night. Combine that with the average hospital stay of five days, a family will spend at least $600 on housing alone. This is not a luxury all can afford.
Zafia's Family House serve families of critically ill children and adults who are traveling 35 miles or more for treatment at Kaiser Permanente or Sutter Roseville Medical Center. The hospital Social Workers refer families to Zafia's Family House partner, The Fairfield Inn Roseville, CA.