18 Apr Grandson’s Cancer Leads Angela Kendall to Help Other Families
We are celebrating National Volunteer Appreciation Week and saluting all our volunteers who make a difference every day for our families.
Meet Angela Kendall, one of our amazing Ronald McDonald Family Room volunteers and meal donors. She provides a meal for the families once a month after her son and daughter-in-law spent time in the Family Room during their 2-year-old son, Henry’s, cancer treatment.
“During a stay at CHOA early on in our grandson’s brain cancer diagnosis, my son and his wife both commented on what a blessing it was to them to have a meal provided each day in the Family Room,” Angela says. “I knew immediately that I wanted to be a part of that and my husband agreed. I had been praying for God to show me how we could help.”
“When someone you love is diagnosed with cancer, especially a precious grandson, you feel so helpless,” Angela says. “The comfort those meals provided my family comforted all of us on a soul deep level.”
Angela’s first meal was in March 2021. Since then, she donates Chick-Fil-A to the Family Room once a month to encourage families using it. “I get an awesome new memory each month when I get to see Jamesse (the Family Room Coordinator). She is such a pillar of strength and encouragement.”
Today, Angela reports that Henry is doing well and just celebrated his second birthday with a block party with friends.
“The work that RMHC Atlanta does for families is precious and priceless,” Angela says. We would say the same about our volunteers.
If you are interested in learning more about how to volunteer, contact
- Ronald McDonald House near Egleston: Kelsey Walker, Volunteer Services and Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ronald McDonald House near Scottish Rite: Ansley Wetherington, Volunteer Services and Program Coordinator, at email@example.com
- Ronald McDonald Family Room at Scottish Rite: Jamesse Webb, Family Room Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org