No one wants to be away from home for the holidays, but families with seriously ill children needing medical care far from home won’t have a choice. During the holiday season, you can give these families the best gift of all - the gift of togetherness. While we cannot change a family’s journey, with your help Ronald McDonald House can soften the bumps and flurries they face along the way.
In December 2017, our son Dominic was born at 29 weeks making the NICU his home for the first 58 nights of his life. I recall one moment feeling excitement for the holiday season and the next a sense of fear and uncertainty. So many of my questions were answered with three simple words that mean so much – Ronald McDonald House.
On December 25th we experienced the magic of the season, opening our bedroom door to find a bag full of presents personally selected and hand wrapped by volunteers just for our family. Those were the first Christmas presents Dominic would receive. Looking back, I would have been disappointed not giving him something to remember his first holiday. RMH does not receive government funding so it’s truly thanks to generous donors that I have these special memories of his first Christmas and first Christmas gift.
Thank you for giving us the best gift of all - time with our son.
The Geerlinks Family
51 Nights at RMH London, staying close to Dominic
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