TLC provides out-of-town patients their own "home away from home" during the weeks or months of treatment at area hospitals. We provide fully furnished two bed, two bath condos which do not share any common areas. Our units are extremely clean, fully stocked, and include private patios, fireplaces, internet, and cable television. Rates are negotiable based upon insurance.


Whether patients are coming into town pre-operation or post-operation, we keep our doors open for everybody seeking temporary housing.


There are no transplant recipients we are unable to provide services for.


 TLC offers fully-furnished two bedroom, two bathroom condos to all of our residents. Our units come with many amenities you will not be able to find at other lodging facilities.


Some of our features include:

cable television, high speed internet, a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, gas fireplace, and a full size washer and dryer. All utilities are included as well. 


To provide spacious, safe, clean, and affordable temporary housing to patients and their families receiving organ transplants or cancer treatment in the Denver metro area. 


The Lung Connection was started by Susan Hamelin shortly after receiving the gift of a lung transplant in 2003. Although Susan was fortunate enough to live near the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) with her family, she immediately saw the need for other patients and their families to have a comfortable place to recover from their operation. Susan’s vision was to provide these families with clean, comfortable affordable housing close to the hospital. In 2005 her vision became a reality.

In 2005 The Lung Connection received a one million dollar grant from  Bill Phillips, the author of Body for Life. His father passed away waiting for a lung transplant and was a friend of the founder. Upon receiving the grant TLC purchased 5 condominiums within 10 miles of University of Colorado Health. Since this time we have successfully been in operation providing many residents and their families with affordable housing options.

In March of 2011, The Lung Connection legally changed its name to Transplant Living Centers to reflect the fact that we are open to all transplant patients and their families, including children. Our close work with the University of Colorado Children’s Hospital in Aurora, Colorado has given us the opportunity to assist children awaiting bone marrow and other transplants.



Michael Fox has over 30 years of Hospitality Experience from managing hotels to being a corporate trainer.  He's spent years volunteering at different food banks, working with Special Olympics and Big Brother's/Big Sisters Organization.  He is passionate about helping others and will be there every step of the way during your stay with us. 

PRESIDENT: Paul Bernard 


SECRETARY: Laura Weisman


Barbara Stansbery

"During a short time, between transplants, my dad was able to leave the hospital and stay in the home-like atmosphere of the condo provided by TLC. My dad fell in love with the place. After being confined to his hospital room day after day, he was ecstatic to proceed with his recovery in the comfort of home."
–Sonia A

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In memory of

John E. Stansbery Jr.

John Edgar Stansbery Jr., 65, of Aurora, CO, passed away on July 25th in Aurora, CO. Born November 18, 1950, in Seattle, Washington, he was the son of the late John E. Stansbery and Betty Lou Racine.
John attended Newport High School in Bellevue, WA before enlisting in the US Army in 1970. Soon thereafter he met his bride, Barbara Workman, on a blind date, and then married in her hometown of Lancaster, PA, in 1971. His time in the service took him to both coasts, Pusan, South Korea, and Vicenza, Italy. John served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in Southwest Asia from 1990-1991. After 24 years in the military, he retired as a First Sergeant, E-8, in 1994. John has an Associate Degree from the Georgia Military Institute.
John later went on to work at various firms around the Denver metro area before bladder cancer struck in 1999. He successfully fought that before requiring a lung transplant due to complications from COPD in 2009. Afterward, John was very active with the Transplant Living Centers (TLC) and the transplant community, serving as a mentor to the transplant patients and working with families during the transplant process.
John is survived by his wife Barbara of Aurora, CO; his sons Jack and his wife Amy of Highlands Ranch, CO, Kurt and his wife Michelle of Prague, CZ, and daughter Amanda Fletcher and husband Jeremy of Aurora, CO; 10 grandchildren, Nicholas and Alex of Prague, CZ, Mirabel and Hudson of Highlands Ranch, CO, and Brooklyn, Brianna, Maxwell, Evan, Je’ni and Crissa of Aurora, CO; He is also survived by his brother Tom of Bellingham, WA, sister Judi Johnston and her husband Chris of Stanwood, WA, niece Callie Jackson and her husband Mathew of Lake Stevens, WA, and nephew Samuel Johnston of Lake Stevens, WA.

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23405 E. 5th Place, #103

Aurora, CO 80018

Transplant Living Centers (TLC) is a comprehensive, unique housing and support resource. We provide patients and their families with safe, clean, comfortable, and affordable housing in the Denver Metro area as they undergo organ transplants and other medical procedures.


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