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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Last week, friends from The Buckhead Rotary Club and Express Pro brought the Express Clydesdales to our House near Scottish Rite! Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta even brought over a bus full of day rehab patients and their therapists to meet the majestic creatures. It was a beautiful spring day and the event was made complete with a Pizza Party donated by Galla’s.   We’re thankful for the support of community partners and friends like these […]

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First residents of the newly re-opened Atlanta Ronald McDonald House On December 21, 2015, nine-year-old Ty and his adoptive parents, Ken and Ann West, were the first family to check into our newly rebuilt “home-away-from-home” near Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. Ty and his family were welcomed into the new home with open arms! Ty was born with severe scoliosis and had congestive heart failure at two weeks old. He was unable to […]

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