Tom and Maureen Fischer

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Thomas & Maureen Fischer are the founders of Little Mary’s Hospitality House, which is one of the world’s only free vacation resort ministries for families with children battling life-threatening, debilitating, or terminal illness. The couple lives in Wellston, Michigan, which is also the site of the ministry venue they established in 1982.

Little Marys Hospitality House

Little Mary's Hospitality House is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit religious Christian ministry serving families with children battling life-threatening, terminal, and/or debilitating illnesses. It is located in Wellston, Michigan, between Manistee and Cadillac.

Terminal illness or end-stage disease is an incurable disease that cannot be adequately treated and is reasonably expected to result in the death of the patient. This term is more commonly used for progressive diseases such as cancer or advanced heart disease than for trauma. In popular use, it indicates a disease that will progress until death with near absolute certainty, regardless of treatment. A patient who has such an illness may be referred to as a terminal patient, terminally ill or simply terminal. There is no standardized life expectancy for a patient to be considered terminal, although it is generally months or less. Life expectancy for terminal patients is a rough estimate given by the physician based on previous data and does not always reflect true longevity. An illness which is lifelong but not fatal is a chronic condition.

Wellston, Michigan Census-designated place in Michigan, United States

Wellston is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Norman Township, Manistee County, Michigan, United States. Its population was 291 as of the 2010 census. The community is in the Manistee National Forest just south of M-55, about 20 miles east of Manistee and about 25 miles west of Cadillac. Wellston has a post office with ZIP code 49689.

The couple are past recipients of the Amway Good Neighbor award, presented to them for their work in ministry to critically ill children from all over the United States and as far away as Jamaica, the Netherlands, and Romania.

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