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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Six month old Carter Gonzalez was born in central Florida with an extremely rare liver condition called biliary atresia. As a newborn his blood samples showed doctors that something wasn’t quite right. After a surgery at 5 weeks old failed, Carter’s parents, Luis and Danielle, were referred to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston because of their transplant unit. Carter was going to need a new liver. Making the seven hour drive to Atlanta for […]

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Ty Christian is a 10-year-old who has been a guest at the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House ever since his first spinal surgery at age 8. Recently, Ty received his first pair of hearing aids, which brought the Christian family back to Atlanta and their “home-away-from-home” at the Ronald McDonald House. After Ty’s first hearing aid fitting, the Christians were able to share a special outing together thanks to a generous donation of tickets to visit […]

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With the air smelling of butter and sugar, counters covered in flour, and frosting-coated hands, mother Fumbi Obajimi almost forgets that she’s not in her home country of Nigeria. Instead, she and her husband and their one-year-old daughter, Mimi, are baking together at our Ronald McDonald House. Fumbi’s sugar cookies celebrate the warm, sweet love of a mother while being 6,000 miles from home. Layers of love and hope are the nutrients that will give […]

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