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Jamarcus’s Story

For three months, LaShanda and Marcus Lewis didn’t know why their son, Jamarcus, was sick. Some days, he would have a fever of 104 degrees! “We began to get very…

A family poses for a photo with a sign that says "We're going home!"

The Newsom Family Story

It’s almost a straight drive down I-65 from Madison, Alabama to Birmingham and according Google Maps, it’ll take about and hour and a half. It sounds simple — as long…

Dalton’s Story

Can you imagine what it would be like to drive 8 hours round-trip to see your doctor? Your support of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama (RMHCA) gives families like…

A 5-year-old boy shows off his favorite wrestling figurines.

Kaden’s Story

One night can change a life at the Ronald McDonald House. Being in a homey atmosphere with a private room and places to play don’t seem miraculous, but for many families,…

A mother watches while her son, who uses a wheelchair, plays pinball

Isaiah’s Story

  Isiah, 11, has had a very busy summer! He cheered on the Birmingham Barons, which was almost as exciting as getting to watch his brother play baseball. He learned…

A photo collage of Cate Capps as a toddler and currently at 9-years-old.

The Capps: RMHCA supports families for the whole journey

For seven years, Cate Capps, 9, has traveled to Birmingham from Elba, Ala. on her school breaks, but not to see the sights. Cate participates in a specialized program, called…

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Armuni’s Story

Three months ago, Destiny’s maternal instincts told her something was wrong when she went to wake her baby, Armuni, for her morning feeding. “Armuni wouldn’t open her eyes and when…

Be Brave for Isla

Be Brave for Isla. It’s a motto and so much more for Hannah and Jake Smith, Isla’s parents. Their inner strength and courage were first tested when their first child,…

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RMHCA provides rest and friendship

When Abigail Mussi and Mary Catherine Prendergast come to the Ronald McDonald House, they know they’re going to have fun. Playing together, having dinner or picking out a reward from…

Lizzy W. in two photos. In one she's wearing pink jeans and t shirt. In another, she has lost her hair and stands on a hospital bed

Wambura family: It’s a relief to know ‘home’ is so close

Lizzy Wambura, who isn’t quite 3-years-old yet, has had to face a lot of scary medical issues in her life. Diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease at just five months old,…

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Supporting families from Alabama and beyond

The need to be with loved ones takes on a new urgency during the holiday season, no matter what holiday one celebrates. This yearning is especially strong for families, like…

A father wearing a face mask holds his infant daughter

Bar ‘Tal Family: A world away from home

Your support for RMHCA has given children and parents like Omer and Yahav Bar ‘Tal the strength to face a terrifying medical situation. Yahav has hoped and dreamed for years…

Photos of Juanakee holding her infant son, Zayden.

Zayden’s Story

When Zayden was born early at 29 weeks, weighing 2 pounds, it was mid-November 2020 and his family was facing a daunting holiday season. His mom, Juanakee, needed care herself and…

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Giving the Livingston family relief

Jacob and Ashleigh Livingston have called the Ronald McDonald House their home for the last 82 nights, following the premature birth of their daughter, Harper. Harper made her entrance at…

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Madelyn’s Story

Jenelyn and John C. of Decatur, Ala. were overjoyed when they found out Jenelyn was pregnant. Jenelyn says everything was going well in her first trimester, with no serious nausea…

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