Atlanta’s two Ronald McDonald Houses have not only been home for nearly 2,000 families this year, but they have also been witness to important milestones and occasions – birthdays, first steps, first words, and many more. The Johnston family recently experienced an important milestone of their own while staying at the Peachtree Dunwoody Ronald McDonald House. On September 26, 11-year-old Caleb Johnston looked to his mom, Je-Ann, and slowly said, “Mmmmom.” Je-Ann cried as she […]

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In Loving Memory of Makiya Thomas July 26, 2012 – October 22, 2013   74 Days. — As of October 11, that is how long Brittany Thomas and her daughter Makenna have called the Ronald McDonald House near Egleston their “home-away-from-home.” However, Makenna has a twin sister, Makiya. Makiya requires constant care at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston and with the family’s home in Columbus, Georgia, Brittany and Makenna needed a place to stay to be […]

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In Loving Memory of Camryn Matticola August 24, 2013 – November 11, 2013 Do you ever wonder who it is you are supporting when you support Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities? In Atlanta, our two Houses are home to nearly 2,000 families each year, offering comfort and respite when an unimaginable illness or injury strikes. Here is one family’s story. Jennifer Matticola was 29 weeks pregnant when she discovered her daughter, Camryn, would be born […]

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Four-year-old Samantha Morgan made it through her third day of radiation like a pro. Her reward? A brand new Ninja Turtle stuffed animal. This brave girl was diagnosed with Wilms’ Tumor on June 19, immediately turning her family’s world upside down. Wilms’ Tumor is a rare kidney cancer that affects mostly young children. Not long after her diagnosis, Sam underwent surgery to remove the tumor and her left kidney. She now receives radiation at Children’s […]

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Two-month-old Aiden Ángel has a contagious smile that can light up any room.  Even with health complications that have kept him in the hospital, Aiden is known as thehappy baby.  His parents, Jackie and Andrez Ángel , were told when Jackie was 5-months pregnant that Aiden had a separation in his intestine, known as deudonal atrisia, causing him to have two stomachs.  He was also diagnosed with heart and kidney conditions.  Aiden had his first […]

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