06 Aug Meet the Condrey Family
Life changed in the blink of an eye for 17-year-old Maggie Condrey when her pick-up truck collided head on with a school bus on March 20. She suffered numerous injuries and was immediately flown by helicopter from her hometown of Muscadine, Alabama more than 70 miles to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. As a result of her injuries, Maggie suffered a stroke, rendering her speechless and unable to move the right side of her body.
Maggie spent one month at Grady Hospital receiving care for her injuries before she was transferred to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. She remained at Scottish Rite for another month before being discharged to an outpatient rehabilitation program. While in the hospital, Maggie’s mom, Misti, was able to stay with her. But they both needed a place to stay near the hospital for Maggie’s outpatient treatment. Fortunately, there was a room available next door at the Peachtree Dunwoody Ronald McDonald House.
When Maggie first arrived at the Ronald McDonald House, she was confined to a wheelchair. Today Maggie walks on her own occasionally using a cane for balance. Misti and Maggie returned home at the end of July and Maggie is beginning her senior year of high school alongside her classmates. The Condrey family credits the House with being a major part of her Maggie’s progress and recovery. “Being at a Ronald McDonald House gives people hope,” Misti explains.