Brian and Kathleen Noblitt are parents to three outdoorsy, sport loving boys: 10-year-old Brady, 6-year-old Brandon and 4-year-old Benson. They describe themselves as a family unit and work hard to stay connected. Late last year, their family faced a new challenge. One morning in August, Brandon woke up with paralysis through the entire right side of his body. Many tests and hospital stays later, he was diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM); a rare neurological […]

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We’re so thankful that the Simpson family is returning to our House this Christmas Eve and preparing a meal for the families currently staying with us. Their son Brayden is now 8 years old and just celebrated his 6th ‘heartversary’, as they call it. He will be getting a new pacemaker in 2017 but overall, his health is well! The Simpson family has called our House their “home-away-from-home” since Brayden first started treatment in 2010. We […]

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In December 2014, six-year-old Jace Cumbie was diagnosed with stage four Neroblastoma, an aggressive nervous system cancer. With a younger brother and living two hours south of Atlanta, commuting to the hospital each day for treatment was not an option. Fortunately for the Cumbie family, a room was available at our House. “At the House, Jace was able to be around other kids going through similar things, kids that were sick and going through something […]

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Several years ago, the Carnegie Family found themselves in need of a place to stay while their infant son fought for his life. The Ronald McDonald House was there for them with open hearts and open doors and now they donate their time each year in memory of their infant son. Jonathan Carnegie was born in his hometown of Atlanta in a whirlwind of activity culminating in an emergency C –section. After many tests and […]

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Ten-year-old MeKala knows what it means to be a Hero. On August 22, MeKala and her little brother, Russell, were in a horrible school bus accident on the way to school in Midland, Georgia. Seven children were injured, but MeKala was the most injured of all. MeKala protected her brother from the crushing metal of the bus by instinctively lying on top of him. The impact from the accident crushed her lower back, broke her […]

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