Maverick Cable

Keeping the Cables Together

“We wouldn’t be able to stay together as a family without the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House,” says Cynthia Cable, mom to Maverick.

Maverick, 8, from Chipley, Florida, is the oldest of three children and loves learning, playing soccer, and building forts. In May, he had an MRI at Ascension Sacred Heart in Pensacola, leading to a diagnosis of Brainstem Glioma, a brainstem tumor.

Maverick was flown to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for a craniotomy. After his surgery, Maverick developed Posterior Fossa Syndrome and had to relearn all his motor skills. “He couldn’t speak for 34 days,” Cynthia says.

After leaving Philadelphia, Cynthia and Robert, Maverick’s dad, brought Maverick to Atlanta to recover. He is receiving inpatient rehabilitative care at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta but soon will be released to begin the outpatient rehab program.

When Maverick begins day rehab, he will join his family at our Ronald McDonald House near Scottish Rite. His mom, dad, brother Remington, and sister, Delilah, have been at our House since June 22. “Before we began staying at the House, our family and friends watched our other children,” Cynthia says.

Being apart was difficult for the Cables. Cynthia and Robert missed their younger children, and Maverick missed his siblings. “Having the kids around has really helped and pushed Maverick,” Cynthia says.

Cynthia and Robert take turns visiting Maverick and staying at the House with the kids. Remington and Delilah love to play in our treehouse and make masterpieces in our arts and crafts room.

“It has been wonderful to be together during this difficult time,” Cynthia says.

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