We never want a family to need us, but if they do- we’re here with open arms and open doors. After 50 nights at our House near Children’s at Scottish Rite, The Hicklin family gets to travel home today! To remember her special times at our House- her “home-away-from-home,” Ashley Grace created a time capsule that we will hold onto for 5 years. In August 2021, we will invite her and her family back to […]

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J’son Walker has yet to meet a stranger, says his mom, Shalonda Polk. So, chances are the 12-year-old from Sylvester, Ga. will have a world of new friends when he and his twin sister, Ja’Kerria, return home from a trip to the 2016 Olympic Games. “It’s the trip of a lifetime,” said Shalonda, who had to keep this a secret from the kids for several weeks while arrangements for a surprise announcement were underway. The […]

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Liam Hurley was diagnosed at birth with polycystic kidney disease also called PKD. This disease causes numerous cysts that are filled with fluid to grow in the kidneys. If the cysts became too large or increase in numbers, this can result in kidney damage. Liam and his parents, William and Kimberly, have visited Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egelston to treat this disease many times and have stayed with us at our House closeby. Luckily, […]

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On a beautiful summer day at the pool, the Bolick family of Columbus, Ga. was struck with disaster. Their eldest daughter, Allie, suffered an epileptic seizure and nearly drowned- changing their lives forever. In order to receive the best care for Allie, the Bolicks found themselves more than 100 miles away from home in the ICU as Allie fought for her life. Yet, in the midst of unimaginable circumstances, the Bolicks found hope and a […]

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A special visitor stopped by the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House near Egleston this week to add some sparkle and shine to our family activity night with the families we serve.  Miss America 2016 and Georgia native, Betty Cantrell, spent the evening meeting our families. Betty started her visit off with a tour of our House and was able to take detailed look at how we nurture the health and well-being of children and families.  After […]

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