Legacy Planning

Providing Stability and Resources for Families Everywhere

RMHC has helped millions of sick children be happier and healthier by keeping their families together in times of crisis. We provide stability and vital resources to families through programs focused on family-centered care.

With your big heart and a little planning, you can help us bring hope and help to sick children and their families for years to come. The power to strengthen and keep families together is in your hands.

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WHAT WE DO

Keeping families together to help kids heal and cope better

  • ronald mcdonald houses


    A "home-away-from-home" to keep parents and children together

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  • ronald mcdonald family rooms


    A place for families to rest right in the hospital

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  • RONALD McDONALD CARE MOBILES


    Access to health care where children need it most

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  • Grants


    Extending the reach and impact of RMHC

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  • RMHC U.S. SCHOLARSHIPS


    Assistance for students to achieve their college dream

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RMHC STORIES

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    Rose Torphy's Family

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    Running with Rose for RMHC

    Five generations of my family took a walk led by my mother, Rose, who celebrated her 100th birthday in September. This wasn’t just any walk; it was the Running for Hope 5K Run/Fun Walk to raise money to support RMHC of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana. Surrounded by one of her daughters, two ... Read More

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    The Wehr Family

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    RMHC helped us cope while our child was hospitalized

    I knew about RMHC before our daughter Autumn was hospitalized, but I had no idea what it would mean to us to be able to stay at the House. I had no idea just how much thought and effort staff and volunteers put into making life easier for families with sick children. Our eleven-month-old daughter Au... Read More

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    The Soderstrom Family

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    I Will Always Remember My 15th Birthday

    On June 30th, my family and I celebrated the 4th anniversary of the day I finished my cancer treatments and left the Seattle Ronald McDonald House. We felt so lucky to be offered a room at the House, but even luckier when we got to go home three months later.I had just turned 15 when I started my tr... Read More

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    The Haemmerle Family

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    RMHC helped give our family new hope

    My three-year-old son, Brady, has had extensive medical issues since he was eight weeks old and developed tremendous difficulty eating. Since that time he has been in the hospital – sometimes for weeks at a time – over and over again. After all this time, we understand that we may never know the roo... Read More

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    The Castleberry Family

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    Miracle Twins Celebrate First Birthday

    As the mother of four girls, I was so excited that one of the twins I was expecting was a boy. When we learned there was a blockage in his urethra causing major kidney damage and putting our unborn son in danger, we were scared but determined to find a way to help him. We pushed doctors to try every... Read More

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    Raylee & Gene White

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    There’s Nothing Like the Ronald McDonald House

    My wife Cynthia and I met our great-granddaughter Raylee when she was six-months-old and suffering from infantile spasms. She was having up to 60 seizures a day and would sometimes stop breathing. We were so lucky to find an amazing child neurologist to treat Raylee at Children's of Alabama in B... Read More

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    The Madigan Family

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    Ronald McDonald House Truly Is Our Home

    For my sixteen-year-old son Nathan and me, Ronald McDonald House at Stanford truly is our home. For now. Nathan is on the transplant list to receive a new heart and liver, so we have no idea how long we'll be here. Nathan was first admitted to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford in D... Read More

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    The Curry Family

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    Proud to Serve Military Families Across the Country

    Captain Roger Curry, U.S. Navy, and his family are grateful for all that the Ronald McDonald House of Durham has done for their family.Capt. Curry’s daughter, Megan, suffers from Gata-2 Deficiency, a rare genetic blood disorder. Last year, Megan spent 198 nights at the House, which her father descri... Read More

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    All American Basketball Games Bring Players and Children Together

    Each year, The McDonald's High School All American® Basketball Games bring elite high school players from all over the country together for East vs. West exhibition games. This great event raises funds for RMHC Chapters and raises the spirits of children staying in local Ronald McDonald Houses. ... Read More

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    Whitley Simpson

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    Love for RMHC Runs in my Family

    When I was born, my parents learned that I had a heart defect called ‘transposition of the great vessels’ that required open heart surgery. The next day, I was flown from Tallahassee, Florida, to Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. My parents drove the two and a half hours from Tallahassee to G... Read More

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