Marcia and Howard Rohan have been residents of Brookhaven for more than 35 years. They have three children and live in a blossoming neighborhood. But when their 18-year-old son Jason was in a head-on car accident in 1990, their lives changed forever. “One moment the world is one way, the way it’s supposed to be, and the next moment your life is turned upside down,” Marcia said. “Although the accident happened 25 years ago and […]

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Retirement is usually a time to relax, unwind and travel with your loved ones. But for Tom Umstead, fondly known as “Mr. Tom,” it was a time to do so much more. After his retirement, he noticed the large amount of perfectly good baked goods, food and supplies that would go unused or thrown away in large grocery stores. After further investigation, he called the Publix headquarters in Lakeland, Fl.  He told the representative: “I […]

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DID YOU KNOW? Money raised from a Shamrock Shake promotion helped open the 1st Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia in 1979. From March 11–17 McDonald’s will donate 25¢ from every Shamrock product to Ronald McDonald House Charities! Since first launching in the U.S. in 1970, the Shamrock Shake has built an almost cult-like following. Fans eagerly await its annual return to the menu for those magical few weeks leading up to the St. Patrick’s Day […]

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Fox 5 Max is an 18-week-old Golden Retriever puppy from Canine Assistants adopted by the FOX 5 Atlanta news team for training. He’s considered to be a Service Dog-In-Training and will one day be a companion to a Veteran. Last week, Max visited our House near Egleston and brought some family fun and pet therapy to the patients and families staying with us! Max’s dog trainer, Kristen LaFevers, said it was a great experience for […]

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People volunteer for a variety of reasons, but for Michael and Sarah, volunteering at the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House has inspired a lifelong friendship. On most Fridays, we find Michael and Sarah performing various household tasks our House near Egleston Shortly after relocating to Atlanta from St. Louis in 2012, Michael started volunteering at the House near Egleston. He learned about our House and its importance to the families we serve through his employment as […]

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