The Horne family with former Tide player Eryk Anders.

Horne Family Story: Grateful for the people who make up the Ronald McDonald House

Our latest family story is from the Hornes, who traveled all the way from Fairhope so daughter Katelynn could see the doctors at Children’s of Alabama. RMHCA is grateful our House can accommodate families of five like the Hornes: Dad Brett, Mom Heather, and their kids Katelynn, Emmalynn and Keith! Our first stay at the…

CCHS students, Bridget Bond, the Vandiver family, RMHCA staff and McDonald's Owner Operator Debbie Martin and her business partner Rebecca Rippey at the Tuscumbia Pop Tab Party.

Guest families rally for RMHCA

It’s not uncommon for RMHCA guest families to meet and realize they’re from the same area of Alabama. Sometimes, they might even have known of each other before coming to stay at the Ronald McDonald House, as is the case with the Bond and Vandiver families. Even more amazing is how the Colbert County community…

D'Niah with hearts. Source: Family Photo

D’Niah’s Family Story

Did you know? Globally, more than 40% of the families served at Ronald McDonald Houses have a child in the NICU. D’Niah is one of those sweet babies. We’re honored to share her family’s story, as written by her mother, Commish. On Tuesday March 27, 2018 I went in for my routine check up only…

Trenton climbs the steps to the slide on our playground.

Family Story: Trenton

With a nickname like “Mr. Social,” you can imagine that 4-year-old Trenton Moore has never met a stranger. That may be why he decided to start life a little early at just 27 1/2 weeks. Just hours after birth, Trenton’s health unexpectedly declined and he was given a 2 percent chance of survival. This sudden…

Family Story: The Bond of Two Brothers

Brothers Logan and Colton Morgan have always been very close. They both play baseball and Logan also plays football. They may fight like cats and dogs, as siblings do, but at the end of the day they are each other’s best friend. On March 31, 2018 in their hometown of Butler, Alabama, parents Brandi and…

Miley and David enjoy time on the playground swinging

Miley’s Story: It’s all about family

It’s scary facing a cancer diagnosis. It’s disheartening knowing you’ve relapsed. While going through these difficult times, worrying about a place to stay should be the last thing on a parent’s mind. That’s where Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama steps in. This is the story of Miley and her guardian, David, two people who…

L-R: Tyler Campbell, baby Kaelin and Rubia Ferreira. Source: University of Alabama at Birmingham

RMHCA guest family marries at UAB RNICU

When Rubia Ferreira first met Tyler Campbell in Okinawa, Japan, they got to talking and she wanted to know if he could cook. So how did Tyler answer Rubia’s question? He stepped up to the stove and cooked her dinner on their first date! This couple can not only cook, they’re well-traveled. At the time…

L-R: Quintarius, LaShunda, Amauri and Kintarria.

Family Story: No worries when you’re at the Ronald McDonald House

UPDATE: We are so happy to share that Quintarius has earned his high school diploma and six months to the day after his double lung transplant, he walked in his graduation ceremony at Brewbaker Technology Magnet School. Congratulations, Quintarius! His plans are to earn his bachelor’s degree and become a video game developer. The first…

Brantley, Michelle and John. (Source: Michelle Jarrard)

One mom’s journey from RMHC supporter to guest family

Michelle has to travel hours from Mobile to Birmingham for her son’s medical treatment. Read on to learn how the charity makes time away from home a little easier! What is it like going from someone who supported the charity to someone staying at RMHCA? I’ve known about the Ronald McDonald House for years, like…

The Capps family.

Capps Family Story: There are not enough thank yous

The drive from Elba, Alabama to Birmingham is 167 miles. Even with access to I-65, the trip takes three hours, one way. It probably doesn’t sound that fun to you, but imagine if you also had two children along for the ride and one of them has to attend daily physical therapy sessions at Children’s…

The Mollies at RMHCA.

Featured Fundraiser: Team Mollie Squared

If you spend any time around the House or follow us on social media, you’ve seen the Mollies! Mollie Beth Preston and Mollie Ann Ford have been friends for about a year now and met by chance in the House’s dining room. “We kept hearing someone calling “Mollie” but I figured they were saying Holly,”…

Ashley Harris feeds her daughter, E'mari.

Harris Family Story: Finding strength and courage at RMHCA

We’re honored to share the Harris family story, as told by Ashley Harris. During the holidays, we think a lot about the blessings and good times we’ve had over the past year. 2017 has had many ups and downs for my family but I can tell you I’m thankful for the health of my newborn,…

Jeb as an infant. Source: Hoffman Family

Jeb’s story: We’ll ‘never forget the blessings received’ at RMHCA

Jeb Hoffman’s parents didn’t expect their sweet son to be born premature, but he arrived early on October 20, 2016! Below, his mother, April, shares in her own words what it meant to stay at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama while Jeb was one block away at Children’s of Alabama. On Monday October 17, 2016…

L-R: Jace, Jamie and Josie play at the House.

Jace’s fighting spirit

We are so grateful to Jamie Calaway for sharing her family’s story and how RMHCA has helped them! At 29 weeks gestation, my youngest son Jace weighed 1.8 ounces and an ultrasound revealed he had a hole in his heart and my placenta had stopped working properly. Jace and I were whisked off to Children’s Hospital…

Billie joined by members of her church to present a $1,142 check to RMHCA.

Billie and Ryan give back to RMHCA

Billie and her 13-year-old son, Ryan, were first introduced to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama (RMHCA) in 2010. Ryan was receiving care at Children’s of Alabama after being ejected from a car in Montgomery. After a sleepless night in the waiting room, the family’s social worker was made aware of Ryan’s situation and helped…

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