Six months ago our 11-year- old son Andrew had surgery to remove a brain tumor. After spending weeks in the intensive care unit at Egleston, Andrew was transferred to Scottish Rite and hospitalized for another month as doctors worked to stabilize him. While they were successful in removing the tumor, Andrew no longer has a pituitary gland or functioning hypothalamus. He would need therapy to relearn to walk, dress himself and other daily functions we […]

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As Hurricane Irma was quickly approaching, the Costa Family was hit with more problems than one. Mom, Sara, was 36 weeks pregnant when the storm hit the Florida Keys. Her husband, Nate, had a job that forced him to bunker down in their hometown of Fort Lauderdale. Sara and her two daughters had to evacuate to Georgia without Nate. “The stress of not knowing if we were leaving our house and coming back to rubble […]

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To my family and me, being together is a gift.  Around this time last year, my son Brandon went to bed a healthy, adventurous, 6-year-old. The next morning, he woke up completely paralyzed on the right side of his body. Countless tests and hospital stays later, he was diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis – a rare neurological illness that causes random paralysis in children. With the best pediatric rehabilitation program almost three hours from our […]

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On September 26, 2016 a 30,000 pound bucket truck hit 16-year-old Tori Blocker’s car, completely destroying it. When EMS arrived, they pronounced Tori dead, but as they rolled her over, she gasped for breath and was life-flighted to Memorial Hospital in Savannah. Due to a traumatic brain injury and multiple broken bones, Tori spent a month in the Memorial ICU. At the start of the new year she was transferred to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta […]

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Calling all Atlanta RMHC families affected by childhood cancer: We have a special event we’d love for you to attend! Rides To Remember is a fun Saturday morning taking place on June 10, 2017 when kids affected by cancer (battling, in remission, seeking treatment, and their siblings) can come for a ride in an exotic car. The event is put on by Ferrari Maserati at Atlanta Motorsports Park (AMP)! Kids and their families can register […]

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