Stories of Goodness

Getting the Call and Finding Goodness

Hugh Jones and his wife, Denise, have been waiting for a kidney transplant for Hugh these last three years. In July, he finally got the call. Denise tells us “Goodness is the right name. Because God gave us goodness and mercy when we met the people at Goodness…

Goodness In Motion

When Goodness Village became a 501(c) nonprofit organization, it became so much more of a community effort. Our guests are going through one of the hardest times in their lives and we are proud to have a team of staff and volunteers providing goodness through small gestures that…

Marico Sees Roses Among the Thorns

Marico Early had issues with her back for years so dealing with aches and pains was nothing new. It wasn’t until a shopping trip with her daughter that she took a hard fall that would change her life. After the fall she saw a doctor who ordered several…

Guests Pay it Forward at Goodness Village

Tom Van Meer and his wife Peggy came to UAMS in Little Rock in Fall 2016 after he was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. They were told by their doctor on a Friday that they would need to return by Monday to begin extensive treatment. The Van Meers rushed…

Finding Our Home Away from Home

Tom Van Meer and his wife Peggy came to UAMS in Little Rock in 2016 after discovering cancer in Tom’s back. Tom was 63 with severe pain in his back. Their first week in Little Rock was spent in countless hours of testing. Eventually, the results showed that…