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. You can give these families the best gift of all this season - the gift of togetherness. While we cannot change a family’s journey, with your help this holiday season Ronald McDonald House can soften the bumps and flurries they face along the way.
For families like ours, who find themselves with a hospitalized child over the holiday season, hospital visits replace family trips while beeps and wires become more common than holiday lights and tinsel. After a difficult day, you provide a cozy bed, warm cup of cocoa, and the feeling of comfort needed to re-energize. You’re giving the best gift of all to children just like my Preslie - time with their families.
With Love, Shelbie Hensel (Preslie’s proud mom)
The warmth of a volunteer’s welcoming smile, whole-hearted cuddles from a friendly pup, and newfound hope knowing you are not alone, come together for families inside Ronald McDonald House. When you have a seriously ill child, it’s these “little things” that make the holiday season a little bit brighter.
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