New Albany Med spot has small comforts for kids fighting big battles

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There’s a quiet new place at Albany Medical Center for families whose children are being treated for cancer. It’s called Hannah’s Hideaway and it provides a little comfort to families facing big battles.

Kids and their families can come in, take a break for a few minutes and have a little snack.

The new spot is named after Hannah Priamo. She was diagnosed with leukemia at 15. Hannah’s mother also died of cancer when Hannah was 10. The Melodies Center at Albany Medical Center was her home away from home. She wanted to make it more like home for others.

Kids being treated for cancer – and their families – can take a break from their worries, come inside, and enjoy a snack.

Hannah lived by the quote, “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.”
She came up with the fundraiser to make it happen – a “Family Feud” event featuring the doctors and nurses.  Hannah even came up with the questions. It raised $18,000.

Sadly, Hannah died a month before the fundraiser.

There are small things around the room that are a tribute to both Hannah and her family.

To help, you can join Hannah’s Hideaway on Facebook, or write a check to the Albany Medical Center Foundation and include a memo directing the money to Hannah’s Hideaway.

Take a look inside Hannah’s Hideaway, and learn about how it’s already creating a legacy at the hospital by watching the video of Mark Mulholland’s story.