Meet the Parsley Family!

Saturday, January 13th, changed the Parsley family forever. Ten-year-old Coleton Parsley was enjoying the snow, sledding on a family farm, when he tumbled from his sled and struck a utility pole. Coleton was life-flighted to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and underwent extensive surgery. He suffered from a skull fracture, six broken ribs, a bilateral hip fracture, and a torn ligament in his neck.

After three weeks in the Intensive Care Unit at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Coleton started to improve and was transferred to Children’s Healthcare at Scottish Rite for pediatric rehabilitation. It was then that the Parsley family checked in to our Atlanta Ronald McDonald House near Scottish Rite and began to feel at peace.

“This House has been over the top, in such an amazing way. It is a breath of fresh air,” shared Heather. “The fact that we always have a meal to come back to and we don’t have to worry about living expenses has been the best blessing that this House has brought us.”

Coleton is making tremendous progress through the pediatric rehabilitation program and is on track to return home to Kentucky in late May. The extended family and support of the Ronald McDonald House has kept Coleton and his family positive through this challenging time.

“In the scheme of what we’ve faced the last two months, it makes me realize what’s most important in life. We wouldn’t be where we are now if it wasn’t for the Ronald McDonald House.”

We are so proud to be able to help families like the Parsleys find hope and healing together at our Houses.