Luis is one of the all-stars at the House that he calls home when he and his family are visiting Shriner’s Hospital for Children to receive treatments and therapy for his leg, which he lost at the age of two as a result of a rare bone condition.
Luis, an energetic 9-year-old, and his parents, Joana and Angel, continue to find hope, healing, and an encouraging team of staff, volunteers and other guest families who have provided endless support to keep Luis fighting...and dribbling.
“We arrived with anguish and fear, but there was always someone waiting to say ‘hello or have a good day,’ someone to help us take the pain away. The House made living possible during a very tumultuous time. They had everything we needed – comfortable rooms, delicious food and caring staff and volunteers. It didn’t matter where we came from, what language we spoke or that we couldn’t afford to pay; we were welcomed with open hearts. Above all else, Luis realized his dream.”
He dreams that someday he will be on court, playing in front of thousands, nailing that three-pointer at the buzzer, hearing his name being chanted by the crowd just like the McDonald’s All American basketball players. And, thanks to the caring support provided by Ronald McDonald House Charities, Luis is healing with the support of his family by his side.