Turning Point, the center for hope and healing, Kansas City's highly respected patient support organization, is offering gift tips this holiday for families facing serious illnesses. Turning Point patients say the holidays are a difficult time when dealing with a serious illness. Friends often want to do more for them during the holidays but don't know what to do. Turning Point just celebrated its second year as part of The University of Kansas Hospital, the region's premier academic medical center. The number of people accessing Turning Point grew 55 percent in the past year to more than 8,000 people helped. And the center added many new programs for patients and their families facing heart failure, stroke, cancer and neurological diseases.