Ronald McDonald House Lifts Spirits for Dykes Family

Delaney Dykes

“Atlanta RMHC lifts our spirits as we go through one of the toughest times of our lives,” says Delaney’s mom, Jennifer.

Delaney Ann Dykes, from Elko, Georgia, was diagnosed with Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma, a rare brain tumor, just before her fourth birthday.

Her family is staying at our Ronald McDonald House near Scottish Rite while she recovers from two neurosurgeries and has monthly chemotherapy treatments.

Delaney’s treatment would have been difficult without Atlanta RMHC because Elko is more than two hours away. “They are so easy to work with and have made an incredibly challenging situation easier to handle and navigate,” Jennifer says.

Delaney loves playing in our treehouse and hugging the stuffed bears surrounding it. “She wants to greet and hug every bear each time we come back to the House,” Jennifer says.

Jennifer’s favorite thing about our House is the “community-centered atmosphere.” She appreciates having a place to stay and our welcoming staff and volunteers. “They always go the extra mile to make you feel like family and make you comfortable during your stay.”

Delaney’s family appreciates those who support Atlanta RMHC. “I wish people knew that a donation of ANY size could make a big difference in the lives of families like ours,” Jennifer says.

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