John & Margaret: Breakaway



Below is a note we received from one of our families after they participated in our Breakaway program. In partnership with the Milwaukee Hilton, our Breakaway program allows Broadscope to offer a free night stay to parents in our Respite program to enjoy an evening of relaxation and rest.


Hello Broadscope,

I wanted to send you a short note thanking you, Broadscope, and the Milwaukee Hilton so much for the Breakaway! Having a child with special medical needs can really impact the ability to have alone time with your spouse.  Our dates usually consist of lunch when possible; we don’t often have help in the evenings for our daughter.  It has been years since we have gone away together for even 24 hours.

When I saw the email offering a Breakaway evening, I jumped at the chance.  You made it so easy to sign up.  The fact that the hotel was in such close proximity to our house, we felt comfortable leaving for a night.  First, the hotel staff was amazing.  When we checked in we were given a beautiful corner room.  We had no plans, so the concierge was very helpful giving us some ideas.  We were able to get to the Art Museum and then to a local play just down the street from the Hilton.  To sleep through the night without medical alarms going off was a blessing.

Thank you so much for giving us a “normal” night!

John and Margaret