Inside our Houses, you will find holiday magic, comfort,
togetherness, and hope — made possible by your support
Meet the Williams Family from Montezuma, Georgia. They are staying with us for 12 weeks while James, 5, is in the multidisciplinary feeding program at the Marcus Autism Center.
“Our son, James, currently has a g-tube feeding tube,” says mom Lynsey. “The Atlanta Ronald McDonald House has meant the world to us! James’ treatment would not be possible if not for Atlanta RMHC.”
“It has given us a home away from home, where we can focus on James, and made the transition so much easier for us. James absolutely loves the playroom, and we have all made friends that will last a lifetime. Thank you.”
Meet the Sookdieopersad-Johnson Family from Evans, Georgia. Since June 23, they have been staying with us while daughter, Amelia, undergoes a high-risk bone marrow transplant for acute myeloid leukemia.
“The House has been an invaluable resource for us. It took a great deal of stress off of us, in an already super stressed situation,” says mom, Salome. “We were impressed with the apartment in the transplant unit and all the amenities that came with it. The apartment was very clean. The staff has been great and very accommodating.”
“The meals, Chef Jeff, the meal donors and the volunteers are also greatly appreciated. The meals take a burden off the parents, who have to cook fresh meals for the transplant patients. The House has been a place of respite during times of great uncertainty, anxiety and stress. Thank you.”
Meet the Corbitt Family from Savannah, Georgia. They are staying with us while Greyson, 8, undergoes Car-t therapy for relapsed leukemia at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
They have been at the House since October 10 and have two more weeks to go.
“Atlanta RMHC is a home away from home for us, giving us a comfortable place to rest and hang out in between appointment days,” says mom, Allison. “Thank you.”
Meet the Risby Family from Macon, Georgia.
They have been staying with us since October while Henry, 5, attends the feeding program at the Marcus Center.
“It means the world. It means everything,” says Henry’s grandmother, Kimberly. “He would not be able to get his therapy without Atlanta RMHC. The expenses would have been a lot. Thank you!”
Meet the Rundles-Burnett Family, Cailen, and his mom, Emily, from Dahlonega, Georgia. They have stayed with us since 2016, when Cailen was treated for a traumatic brain injury. Currently they are staying with us through January while Cailen receives chemotherapy and radiation for Rhabdoyoscarcoma.
“Without the Ronald McDonald House giving us a place to stay, Cailen wouldn’t be able to get the treatments he needs to beat this cancer, Emily says. “Traveling daily isn’t possible for us at this time.”
“I wish everyone truly knew how much the House does for families to make them feel at home, when something unexpected happens with your child and you need help. Thank you.”
Meet the Coueys from Kathleen, Georgia. Shepherd, 8, is going through the feeding program at Marcus Autism Center. They have been staying with us for four weeks and hope to go home soon.
“It’s really hard to be away from home and separated from half of your family,” says mom Mandy. “Shepherd’s dad is taking care of his big sister at home during the week.”
“Atlanta RMHC has done an amazing job of making it feel like home. The extra activities in the evenings — therapy dogs, pumpkin painting, STEM activities — have kept us distracted as we get through another day. The entire staff has been so helpful and kind, and we appreciate them all so much. Thank you!”