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    Johnna holds infant son Everett Kerres with her husband Adam  

    Baby Everett needed surgery 1,000 miles from home

    At 18 weeks gestation, Everett Kerres was diagnosed with spina bifida and fetal surgery - surgery before he was even born - was critical. Because his parents, Johnna and Adam, wanted to make sure he got the best care, they chose Texas Children’s Hospital despite living many miles away in Illinois. “... Read more about The Kerres Family
    The Cartwright Family hugs each other in from of a House  

    Our Support Network at RMHC

    Having recently relocated to a new home after their previous home had been destroyed by a fire, the Cartwright family faced yet another hardship— seven-year-old Jordan was diagnosed with leukemia. Jordan had to be medevaced to Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton, many miles from home, to battle... Read more about The Cartwright Family
    Mia Sollars hugs her mother and father  

    Mia’s treatments take her far from home

    Mia Sollars suffered a stroke in utero, and at six months old she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Cindi and Brad wanted to make sure Mia would get the absolute best care, so they chose Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago, despite living 120 miles away.  At first, Cindi rented an apartment in... Read more about The Sollars Family
    Graciela and Jose Acosta kiss their son Santiago.  

    RMHC Gave Us Peace Of Mind

    To Graciela and Jose Acosta, RMHC is nothing short of a blessing.  The family stayed at the Ronald McDonald House near Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital for a month when their son, Santiago was a very sick infant.  As soon as they arrived, a burden was lifted. “When we came to the door something cha... Read more about The Acosta Family
    Brice Munoz and his sister Nadia stand with their parents at the Rio Olympics  

    Your small change makes a difference

    Spare change dropped in RMHC Donation Boxes at McDonald’s restaurants can make a huge difference to families with sick kids.  Recently, because donations gave two Texas children and their family access to the medical care they needed, they were also able to share an experience of a lifetime together... Read more about The Munoz Family
    A baby lies in her hospital bed while her parents and brother look on  

    When “it happens to you,” RMHC is there to help

    Like many young students in Orland Park, Ill., Laurie Cepkauskas collected pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House in town. And like her peers, she didn’t do it because she knew exactly what the charity was doing, but because that’s just what students did.  “I really didn’t know anything about it exc... Read more about The Cepkauskas Family
    Paris Sharper smiles next to his mother Luanda  

    RMHC has been there for us through the years

    My family’s first experience with the Ronald McDonald House of Durham and Wake was when my son Paris was three years old. After months of trying to figure out why Paris was so ill, we learned that he had restrictive cardio myopathy. The doctors sent us to see heart specialists at Duke Children's... Read more about The Sharper Family
    Gabby and Sherri hug  

    Three generations celebrate Mother’s Day at the Ronald McDonald House

    Sherri Mylander’s mom, Sandy Bernier, travels from Escanaba, Mich., to Greer, S.C., each year to visit Sherri and her family. But it has been 30 years since the mother and daughter celebrated Mother’s Day together. That will change on Sunday, when they and Mylander’s 16-year-old daughter, Gabrielle ... Read more about The Mylander Family
    Jordan Johnson smiles; he has a tracheotomy tube  

    It's hard to put into words what RMHC has meant to us

    When Noelle Johnson is asked about her son Jordan’s health, she can rattle off the dates of his three heart surgeries, his seven-month stay in the hospital as a newborn, when he got a tracheotomy tube inserted to help him breathe and the nights she’s spent by her 12-year-old’s side every time he’s c... Read more about The Johnson Family
    Carol Brockington and Kaeden Addison together  

    RMHC Welcomed Us into a Big, Loving Family

    At just three days old, my son Kaeden needed brain surgery. While he spent the next three weeks in the hospital, I was at his bedside as much as possible. I was struggling to understand all of the medical challenges facing Kaeden and the difficult road ahead of us. I felt completely overwhelmed. Tha... Read more about Carol and Kaeden

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