Stancil family

A letter from the Stancil Family

Below is a letter we received  from the Stancil Family. Dave, Elizabeth and their baby Clint are from Toccoa, Georgia and stayed at the Gatewood Atlanta Ronald McDonald House while Clint received treatment at the NICU at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for a high level of meconium in his lungs at birth.  As a new born, Clint suffered seizures, a blood disorder and several blood clots that were threatening his life. Thankfully, Clint was a fighter and continued to improve and today he is happy and healthy.


Dear Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities,

Looking back today it seems like a bad dream or nightmare for my wife and me.  We did everything right and wondered why this was happening to us.  Shortly after the emergency c-section our son was having trouble breathing and we were told he would be going to the NICU at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.  Our hearts dropped in panic and confusion.

stancil-1The hardest thing for me was not being able to be with our son the first three nights.  I decided to stay at the hospital with my wife and visited our son during the day.  The first visit at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta was a good experience considering the circumstances. 

Our social worker suggested Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities (ARMHC).  When my wife and I arrived at ARMHC the staff was so friendly and helpful.  We had always heard about the Ronald McDonald House but never knew how wonderful it really is.  I work in finance and was concerned on how we would afford a hotel room for so many nights. 

During our entire experience we lived a blessing.  The Ronald McDonald House was one of the many blessings.  We are so grateful and plan to support and donate to ARMHC for years to come.  Our son has been completely healed by our Lord Jesus Christ.  The peace that God gave us during this time is unexplainable. 


Elizabeth & Dave Stancil