The recovery of their 18-year-old son from a traumatic brain injury and Marcia Rohan’s as a nurse at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta—Scottish Rite led to a visit with the resident manager and a new “job” of having “dinner with the families, and just talking to them” once a week. Now, she and husband, Howard, also dish out dinner once a month with fellow volunteer Pam Kelly, for 10 years now.

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Sometimes, Little Red Riding Hood befriends the Big Bad Wolf or so says Gracie Isabella Ferguson of Leesburg, Georgia. Gracie, 6, likes to play with the finger puppets in our Gatewood House playroom.

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Twice a month, John Brothers and Sunny Williams get up early Sunday morning to help clean house. Not their house, our Peachtree-Dunwoody House. “My husband John and I are morning people and get up early even on weekends,” Williams said. “When we participated in the volunteer training, it was clear there was a need for morning volunteers. Since we are up, we might as well be doing something worthwhile.” Brothers agrees, “Neither of us likes […]

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Betty Lou, our Chief Happiness Officer, joined Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities one year ago this month. She’s been bringing happiness and love to our families, volunteers and staff ever since! Recently, we had a sit down, or rub down if you will, with Betty Lou to learn more about her role.

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Last year my daughter Willow began experiencing high fevers and a lack of appetite. Doctors thought she had a bacterial infection and treated her with antibiotics. Two months later, Willow was experiencing the same symptoms. On January 31, 2018, an X-ray confirmed my worst fear. Willow’s enlarged spleen indicated she had cancer.

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