Category: FamilyStory

Daniel Youngest Liver Transplant

You Helped a Tiny Survivor

See what your gifts mean to Daniel’s family Daniel’s story is so extraordinary, it’s been told in the national media. But did you know that YOU play a part in it? “I thought the House was amazing.” Daniel was sick when he was born. Eventually, doctors told his mother, Melody, that he needed a liver transplant. They warned her: No one knew how long […]

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See Why Eshall is Smiling

Eshall is only 3 years old, but you’d never know it by the way she speaks. If you met her, she’d likely take you by the hand and begin chattering away: “I have pockets. Can you read a book? When are we going to make cookies?” Inquisitive and animated, Eshall isn’t slowed down by anything. Not even the large birthmark that requires […]

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You Have the Biggest Heart

Maddie was born with heart disease, lung disease, and epilepsy. She was so sick, she couldn’t leave the hospital for five months. Her mom, Dianne, didn’t want to leave Maddie’s side. Then Dianne found out about Ronald McDonald House, and how friends like you provide a loving place for moms like her. Dianne says she wept as she left […]

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Trentyn and Brandi 2002

Celebrating 16 years of good health since Trentyn was born with Gastrochisis

Faced with a child’s illness, life stops overnight and parents enter a world of fear and worry.  Sixteen years ago, today, new mother and father, Brandi and Josh, started their journey through that fear to get the necessary medical care for their new born son, Trentyn.  In 2002, Trentyn was born with Gastrochisis.  He had […]

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Far From Home, But Not Alone

You helped a mom stay near her baby Quiana and Rashon were thrilled to be expecting.  Quiana knew that motherhood would change everything, and she was excited and ready.  But no mother is ever prepared for what happened next. Her baby, Graham, was born with Hirschsprung Disease, a nerve condition in his intestines. He also has Down Syndrome, and he would need […]

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The Best Gift of All

Julianne and Hailey are both 12 and they’re both fighting cancer. And, they both stay with their families at Ronald McDonald House when they receive treatment. That’s how you gave Julianne and Hailey the best gift of all: each other! The best friends are each other’s biggest cheerleaders. Julianne says, “Being with Hailey is my favorite thing about this House. […]

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They Came to Save Her Eye

YOU changed her life! Every parent has hopes and dreams for their child. Right now, Cheng Zhen has a simple wish: to save her daughter’s eye. Five-year-old Dimeng has cancer in her left eye. The doctors near their home in China said they would have to remove the eye. “We were all very sad,” Cheng Zhen says. “But then a […]

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