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    We are thrilled you’ve decided to join our family. Today, you have joined a global movement that enables families to focus on what’s most important – their sick child – while we take care of the rest!

    Your friends at Ronald McDonald House Charities



    Providing access to health care where children need it most

    From focusing on the treatment of pediatric cancer in Poland to ophthalmology in Thailand and immunizations in New Orleans, 49 Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles are providing access to health care where children need it most.

    Did you know?

    • In Poland, the diagnosis of cancer in children at advanced stages is nearly 20 percent, whereas in Western Europe only 6 to 7 percent of the cases diagnosed are in advanced stages.
    • More than 51 million hours of schooling are lost annually due to the lack of dental care among American children.
    • Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease today in the United States, five times more common than asthma.
    • Each year, nearly 10 million children die worldwide, mostly from preventable and treatable causes.
    • Almost 10% of all children in Latvia have untreated eyesight problems that are significant enough to make everyday activities, such as reading and studying, a challenge.

    These numbers don't have to be this high. In fact, we don't want them to exist at all, which is why we operate Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles in vulnerable communities across the U.S. and around the globe. By providing cost-effective, high-quality medical, dental and health education services, these vehicles literally open the door to health care for thousands of children.

    What makes the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile program unique?
    When it comes to delivering health care, our Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles take a holistic approach.

    • Prevention: We deliver health education, which reduces overall medical costs, addresses behavior and lifestyle choices and helps motivate families to improve and maintain their health.
    • Treatment: We provide services ranging from immunizations and preventive check-ups to dental care and treatment for chronic and acute illnesses.
    • Referral: Our staff works with families to help them get access to ongoing care with a primary doctor or dentist.

    Services for Families
    All Ronald McDonald Care Mobile services are provided in a 40-foot long, 8-foot wide, state-of-the-art vehicle built specifically for delivering pediatric health care services. Each vehicle, which ultimately costs around $500,000 to get on the road, includes two patient examination rooms, a laboratory, and reception and medical records areas.

    Depending on community needs, Ronald McDonald Care Mobile services may include:

    • Primary care, well-child visits and developmental screening
    • Immunizations
    • Diagnostic, preventive and restorative dental care
    • Oral hygiene education
    • Asthma treatment and self-management education
    • Pulmonary function testing
    • Vision, hearing and lead screening
    • School and sports physicals
    • Prenatal care for pregnant teens
    • Childhood health promotion and injury prevention education
    • Nutrition counseling
    • Pediatric specialty care, such as oncology, cardiology and otolaryngology
    • Ophthalmology
    • Mental health assessment and referral
    • Blood collection
    • Social service resource referral
    • Health education
    • Care for special needs children

    Building upon unique expertise and strong relationships
    RMHC Chapters and local clinical service providers work together to apply their administrative, clinical and operational expertise and community resources to identify gaps in care, then deliver services tailored to the needs of their community. Together, they deliver services that go beyond treatment; they reduce reliance on emergency rooms, heighten awareness of healthy lifestyles, and help eligible families obtain government-assisted health insurance and more.


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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


      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


      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


      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


      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


      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


      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


      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 Games


      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


      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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