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    FOR HELPING FAMILIES FIND STRENGTH IN NUMBERS.

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    Providing Stability and Resources for Families Everywhere

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    WHAT WE DO

    Keeping families together to help kids heal and cope better

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      Extending the reach and impact of RMHC

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    RMHC STORIES

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      Helping RMHC Provide Comfort and Care to RMHC Families

      When my daughter was born at just 31 weeks last fall, we suddenly found ourselves spending day and night at the Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC). We wanted to be with Aspen as much as possible while she was in the NICU. Our family was so blessed to be able to stay at the Ronald McDonald House C... Read More

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      Heads or Tails?

      On her birthday, 14-year-old Francesca of Mantua, Italy, learned that she had myelodysplasia leukemia and needed a bone marrow transplant. She would have to leave home and stay in a hospital that was more than an hour from her home to undergo medical treatment. It was the worst birthday possible. An... Read More

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      Martin Vu

      While each Ronald McDonald House is astonishingly unique, they were all designed with one simple premise in mind – to be a warm, welcoming home away from home for families traveling to receive critical care for their child. Equipped with laundry facilities, full service kitchens, playrooms, and lovi... Read More

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      Togetherness

      It’s funny. We used to pass each other in the hallways at school all the time. We kind of knew each other, but weren’t exactly friends. Now, thanks to a special place called the Ronald McDonald House, we’re friends – very close friends. Today, friendship means a lot more to us. While we both have ... Read More

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      Duets

      In a nook on the fifth floor of the Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s Hospital, is an old upright piano. The room is Chloe’s concert hall and the instrument is her Steinway. Sitting up straight, her hands melt into the keyboard as sonatas, concertos, and waltzes start streaming through the... Read More

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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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      Forever Grateful for RMHC

      When our two-year-old daughter Avery suddenly became very ill over Labor Day weekend two years ago, my husband Ryan and I rushed her to our local hospital. The ER doctors did a CAT scan and immediately transferred Avery to Rainbows Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, OH. When the helicopter arrived to... Read More

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      Comfort, Care and Support

      After a long and difficult labor, Katie Bloodworth’s precious new baby finally arrived. But the doctors and nurses in the delivery room began working on her urgently. Katie and her husband had no idea what would happen next. They were scared; baby Ellen wasn’ t making a sound. Thankfully, baby El... Read More

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      A Love Story

      Landri’s story is one of love. Pure and simple. From her adoption, to her care to the Ronald McDonald House in Camden, New Jersey that made it possible; love has helped her fight, stay strong, put one foot in front of the other and thrive.



      Landri is the youngest in the Hellinga family. After ... Read More

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      Christina

      When you are 900 miles from your home, sitting in a room in the hospital, hearing that a mass was discovered in your chest and it’s Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, the first thing that pops into your head, is ‘why me?’ Soon after, when you find out that you have six months of chemotherapy and radiation ahead an... Read More

     

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