Last week former NFL football players and Super Baskets of Hope volunteers DeAngelo Hall and Ronnie Heard surprised families at our Ronald McDonald House with their very own super baskets! Super Baskets of Hope is an organization that provides thoughtful gift baskets to children with serious illnesses and their families. Each RonaldMcDonald House child received a hand packaged gift basket filled with toys and crafts while their parents received baskets filled with much needed supplies. The […]

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As we celebrate our independence this July 4 holiday, we are thankful for those who serve or have served our country to ensure freedom. Our “home-away-from-home” has been a safe haven for soldiers and veterans seeking the best medical care for their ill or injured child. Veteran Charlie Collins’ understands the peace of mind that comes with staying at a Ronald McDonald House. Charlie’s daughter Alivia was diagnosed with Post Infectious Cerebellitis, a disorder of […]

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Having a sick child and living in a hospital can have a strong negative impact on parents.  A recent study conducted by the Journal of Child Health Care assessed the different causes of anxiety and stress for parents of hospitalized children.  The overall resulting factors included the behavior and appearance of their child, separation from family,and the lack of comfortable housing facilities in hospitals.  The results from this survey further prove the importance and impact […]

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At 35-weeks pregnant, Renae Ballard and her husband Ben were given life-changing news: their unborn son, Brantley David Ballard, would be born with a congenital heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.  This rare heart condition typically requires three major open-heart surgeries over the course of the child’s life, the first being immediately after the child is born.  The Ballard’s doctors recommended Renae give birth at Northside Hospital in Atlanta allowing them to be close […]

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At only 10 days old, Angelique Walker was diagnosed with Sickle Cell disease, a rare genetic blood disorder. “My initial reaction was shock and anger,” explains Angelique’s mother Alisha. “What did that mean for her?” The only cure for Sickle Cell disease is a bone marrow transplant. Desperate to save her daughter’s life, Alisha and her family were tested to see if their bone marrow was a match. Knowing how rare it is to find […]

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