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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In September of 2015, 8-year-old Rachel was rushed to the hospital after she fainted and hit her head on the family kitchen table. Doctors then discovered that she had a large tumor on her brain. In January of this year, doctors were able to remove most of the tumor surgically and Rachel started a high dosage of radiation treatments at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. After long days spent receiving treatment at the hospital, […]

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Meet Raylin! She is a 3-year-old fighting liver cancer. She’s undergoing chemotherapy treatments at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston and we’ve loved hosting her family at our “home-away-from-home!” Raylin’s friends and family in their hometown of Tifton, GA collected two wagons full of pop tabs to support our two Atlanta Houses in Raylin’s honor! Raylin was proud to ride on the wagon full of pop tabs and bring it to our House Manager. Raylin’s mom, Mallory, […]

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