14 Nov Ronald McDonald House a “Blessing” to Brandie and Peyton Nobles
“The kindness and care we received while staying at the House were simply a blessing,” says Brandie Nobles, mom to 13-year-old Peyton.
Brandie, from Central Georgia, stayed with us at our Ronald McDonald House near Scottish Rite while Peyton, recovered from a severe traumatic brain injury from a four-wheeler accident.
After the accident, Peyton was life flighted to Atrium Health Navient Beverly Knight Olsen Children’s Hospital in Macon and underwent a seven-hour craniotomy. Then, he was life flighted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and placed in a medically induced coma for 16 days to relieve the pressure in his brain and treat his many other injuries.
For nine weeks, Peyton received speech, physical, occupational, recreational and music therapies before being released to the day rehabilitation program to relearn every day functions and activities.
“For seven weeks, room 217 and the amazing staff and volunteers were our home and family,” Brandie says. Since the Nobles live two hours away, a daily, four-hour round trip would have been difficult.
“Peyton’s treatment would have not been possible without Atlanta RMHC providing us with a place to stay, rest, recuperate and heal,” Brandie says.
“Staying at the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House literally saved our lives,” Brandie says. “The staff and the volunteers made us feel like family, and the work they do will always have a special place in my heart.”
Brandie enjoyed having a safe place to go after long days of therapy where she and Peyton could get a good night of sleep. Peyton liked our kitchen and game room where he met friends to play games with on his X-box at home.
“The Atlanta RMHC is completely run on the kindness and donations of others,” Brandie says.