"It’s amazing what we can do when we come together, touching lives and making a real and significant difference."
We began C.C.F.F. as a dream in the spring of 2010. The journey to become an approved non-profit has been a long one over the past few years.
Our vision and goals will be to cater to ambulatory adults and their immediate families or caregiver(s)* from all over the United States facing a terminal diagnosis of various forms of Cancers, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer’s, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis and other terminally diagnosed diseases*. As a faith-based, Christian organization, we will work with multiple referral sources on an ongoing basis. Helping to bring families together for a once in a lifetime experience. Including churches, hospitals, several cancer specialty hospitals, doctor's offices and other accredited facilities as well to bring "help, hope and healing" to families.
We will be raising the funds to acquire and purchase the property we have found in the mountains of Southern Colorado. Once all of the legalities are finalized and closed, architectual design for the facilities can start. The plan is to begin construction in early to mid-2018. The remainder of 2017 and throughout 2018 will be a period of fund raising and construction. Our scheduled opening date is late spring - summer 2018. Scheduled completion for the whole project, is by fall of 2019*. We will be naming the facility “Rehoboth Springs Ranch, A Place for Special Memories".
C.C.F.F. in conjunction with the Godby family, will be able to offer these ambulatory adult patients and their immediate families or their caregiver(s), a 6 days, 5 nights*, expense paid* vacation.
“Rehoboth Springs Ranch” will be a full scale, luxury resort style ranch offering a wide variety of amenities for adults and children to enjoy. Our goal is to ensure this will be an opportunity to create special memories by each family who visits.
Outdoor amenities will include: a community clubhouse with a swimming pool and splash park, outdoor patio with a fire pit and outdoor televisions, hiking and biking trails, horseback riding*, petting zoo, volleyball, basketball, racquetball*, tennis, rock climbing*, canoeing*, kayaking*, zip line*, paint ball course*, shooting range*, fishing, horse shoe pits, corn hole boards, outdoor chess boards, Bocce ball, shuffle board, four wheelers*, white water rafting*, golf*, skiing and snowboarding* ice skating*, snowshoeing* and ice climbing*.
The indoor amenities will include: a well-designed, beautifully furnished lobby and entry area, a full service day spa offering a sauna and personal massage*, accompanied by a full-service hair and nail salon, indoor swimming pool and hot tub, a tea room for ladies and gentlemen as well, to enjoy*, a craft and sewing room, a library, a theatre for movies and family entertainment*, a sports and game room for adults to experience sporting events, billiards, table tennis, foosball, air hockey, and pin ball games, that is second to none*, a small bowling alley*, a business center and internet café*, a chapel, a family TV room, a full size gymnasium with basketball, volleyball, racquetball, walking track, weight and excercise facility, dance and excercise classes and walking track, laundry rooms on multiple floors of The Lodge and a lovely full-service dining room to enjoy amazing, home-made, loving prepared meals together as a family or individually.
Children are an intricate part of many adult’s journeys. So for us, we want to ensure that our “special little guests” are also well cared for. So we are proud to introduce, “Little Sugars Day Camp”. “Little Sugars Day Camp” is not a daycare where Mom and Dad or Grandma and Grandpa can just “drop the kids off at” so they can “get rid of them” for a few hours so they can go “play”.
Our vision and goal here, is to provide an amazing experience for our little guests, ages 4-16. We will be offering a state of the art facility in order for our young guests to have a safe and fun environment in which to experience Rehoboth Springs Ranch. Kids need quality, positive attention, and this is just the place for them to receive it.
We will afford them well planned, supervised and safe indoor and outdoor activities in conjunction with classes and equipment in a structured fun environment on which to experience, each day they are in attendance. It is of the utmost importance and imperative to the Godby family and C.C.F.F, the kids not be “left out” or feel neglected in any way, while visiting our home, Rehoboth Springs Ranch.
We would like to ensure that your children feel safe, loved and cared about by our staff while they are our guests here on the Ranch. We want the kids to look so forward to coming to “Little Sugars Day Camp” and be overjoyed with the possibility of coming to visit us each day, that they can’t hardly finish their breakfast each morning! We will strive to have their level of anticipation be so high that they can’t wait to come “play” with us, and will look so forward to each day of fun-filled activities, that they won’t want to leave the Ranch!
Courageous Care Family Foundation, Inc., and the Godby family are totally committed to raising the funds to make these dreams a reality for hundreds of families to enjoy. A once in a lifetime vacation, to create those special memories, to be made cherished and remembered for many years to come. This will be our home and we want each person who is presented with the opportunity to visit Rehoboth Springs Ranch, to enjoy being our guests and to enjoy the experience as much or more than any other vacation they have ever had in their lifetime.
As part of the original founders of Courageous Care Family Foundation, Inc., Billy and Shereice Godby had a dream laid on their hearts to help families facing cancer, after he was diagnosed with stage 4 aggressive prostate cancer on May 4, 2007 at age 45. There were little to no symptoms and no previous family history of this type of cancer. Several of their close family members were diagnosed with various forms of cancer, courageously fought, but lost their battles.
The Godbys know far too well, the challenges and struggles that dreaded diseases can bring, as several of their family members have been touched by varying forms of Cancer, Parkinson's disease, Diabetes and Heart Disease. This coupled by Billy's terminal diagnosis and the loss of very close, and special family members and friends, are the "why" for them as the founders of C.C.F.F. and Rehoboth Springs Ranch to reach out to families that are searching for hope, help and healing.
When they began their journey after Billy was given his diagnosis and started battling cancer over ten years ago, there was little to no help for the caregivers and family members of cancer and terminally diagnosed patients of this magnitude. So Shereice, as Billy’s primary caregiver, began support groups and meeting other diagnosed patients and caregivers. She then quickly learned, the challenges and struggles others face like she has, and believes strongly in the phrase, “caregivers battle, suffering in silence”. It is sad, but so true for so many caregivers and their children.
They have met so many hurting, broken-hearted, stressed, lonely, sad, angry, scared, struggling, confused, and wary family members that just need a little help, hope and healing to continue to make it through each day on the journey they have been on. This is truly where their heart is.
Helping the caregivers and the immediate family is critical to assist in caring for a diagnosed patient. If the caregiver and family are in a good place to have an opportunity to heal their broken-hearts, heal mentally and emotionally, our hope and goal is, that by visting Rehoboth Springs Ranch through Courageous Care Family Foundation, Inc., the family has a better chance to fight the battle they are facing on their journey and winning.
Once the patients and families are our guests on the Ranch, they are then a part of our C.C.F.F. family* and we will have monthly or quartlerly contact with each family through various media outlets and support groups. We will strive to ensure and work to make them feel loved, concerned about and cared for by each member of our staff, to the best of our ability.
If you or your family has ever been touched by a terminal diagnosis of cancer or other terrible disease, then surely you understand what it is like to hurt so bad, and what it is like to feel all alone on the journey. Our vision is to ensure that the guests that come to our Rehoboth Spring Ranch, never have to walk the road on their journey alone again.
"Courageous Care Family Foundation, Inc. was created, "for help, hope and healing”. C.C.F.F. is like no other current or potential non-profit in America. There is no other type of organization in our country that cares for and focuses soley on Adults diagnosed with terminal cancer and other life-threatning diseases*, and their caregivers in this capacity. So welcome to our home. We count it an honor and a priviledge to have you as our guests. We hope you enjoy your visit with our family and make plenty of lasting memories with yours while you're here."