20+ Years of Brent's Place

1987

Brent Eley

Brent Eley, age 13, is diagnosed with a fast growing malignant cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma. The Eley family travels to Iowa City for Brent to receive a bone marrow transplant - the treatment that offered the most hope for a cure. Sadly, after 162 days the Eleys return home without Brent. Learn more about Brent's story here.

1997

1988

The first Kid's Cure for Cancer event is held as a tribute to Brent.

Kid's Cure for Cancer

Inspired by the courage and spirit of Brent, his parents Donn and Linda Eley establish the Brent Eley Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization.

Brent Eley Family

2001

The 2nd Brent's Place facility opens on Marion Street in Denver, bringing the total number of apartments to ten.

1998

The first Brent's Place facility opens its doors with five apartments to fill the need in the Denver area for Safe-Clean accommodations suitable for patients following bone marrow transplants.

Brent's Place Original

2005

2009

Brent's Place opens its new state-of-the-art 18 unit facility in Aurora, just blocks away from the new Children's Hospital Colorado and Anschutz Medical Campus.

Brent's Place Rendering

Four acres of land are purchased one mile from the new Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora with the intent of building a facility in close proximity to the hospital.

2013

Brent's Place is operating at full capacity, sparking a feasibility study and discussion of expansion to meet the growing need of patients and hospital partners.

Brent's Place Family

2015

The capital campaign for Brent's Place Too begins with the goal of raising $8 million for a new twenty-one unit facility.

2018

The Brent's Place Wall of Honor is created and the first class of honorees are recognized.

(Walt Raynor, Caryn Ellison, Dr. Nick Tschetter, Brent's Place founders Donn and Linda Eley, Joel Kolodny, Adele Gelfand, and Lance Jackson)

Brent's Place Wall of Honor 2018

2017

Brent's Place opens a second building on our campus in Aurora, Tanner's House, in honor of Tanner Seebaum. The original building is renamed Founder's House in honor of Donn and Linda Eley. Within ten days, the new building is filled with families desperately seeking support, bringing the total number of Brent's Place units in Aurora to 44. 

Brent's Place