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…

Breyleigh

Breyleigh’s new and perfect heart

Breyleigh’s story began when her mom, Kelsey, received the news that Breyleigh would be born with a hole in her heart. “They said she wasn’t going to make it and asked me if I wanted to keep the baby,” Kelsey explains. But after Breyleigh was born, she continued to fight for months to come, surprising…

Lilly looking at RMHCA from the hospital and another picture of Lilly looking at the hospital from her RMHCA room.

All the small things keep sisters Lilly and Lyla close

This summer, we’re honored to share the story of two sisters, Lilly and Lyla, as told by their mother, Toni. Staying at RMHCA has been wonderful. It allows us to be close to our infant, Lyla, whom is being cared for at Children’s of Alabama. It saves us from spending money on a place to…

An-Mei donates money to RMHCA

An-Mei gives back to RMHCA

One of our former guest families visited us recently with an amazing gift! An-Mei stayed with us last year and has spent several months collecting donations to support RMHCA. It was wonderful to see how she is doing and during her visit, presented us with more than $700 and we couldn’t be more grateful! Our mission…

LJ pets Mika the dog with Hand in Paw

LJ’s story: At RMHCA, you’re never far from family

Four-year-old LJ is a lot like other kiddos you might know. She adores her siblings, playing with her friends and having fun. LJ’s mom, Joelle, says her smile and laugh are infectious. This was clear to us the day that the Fairview High School varsity girls’ basketball team visited Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama to bring LJ…

Nicholas Leaving Hospital

Nicholas comes “home” to RMHCA

Here at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama, we like to share updates when possible on how some of our families are progressing in their healing. We are happy to share some big news from Nicholas Welch! Those who have been following his story know that 13-year-old Nicholas found out in 2016 that he needed…

Tiffany Fontenot at the softball field

No More Air Mattress: RMHCA Provides A Safe Place For Tiffany

We’re often asked what Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama can do for families. For Tiffany’s family, we give them a safe place to stay when the alternative is sleeping on an air mattress set up in their family vehicle. Born premature, Tiffany fought through a heart condition, underdeveloped lungs and a submucous palate. She…

Kendall working hard in therapy

Kendall’s Cheering Squad is By Her Side

If you were to think of YOUR story .. where might it begin? Kendall’s begins long before she was born and as you will learn is a story that almost didn’t happen. Kendall’s parents, Laura and Frank got married in 2007. They knew very early only that Laura had Poly cystic Ovaries and conception would…

A photo of Cooper in his Super Cooper costume

Get to Know Red Shoe Run Team, Super Cooper

Join us as we get to know one of our 2017 Red Shoe Run Teams, Super Cooper. We sat down with team captain, Rebecca, to ask her a few questions. See what we found out below! Tell us about your team. What’s behind the name “Team Super Cooper?” This team was formed in memory of…

The Hamilton family at the Heart of the House Gala

The Most Horrible Day of Our Lives – Krista’s Story

The Hamilton’s have been involved with McDonald’s for what seems like their entire lives. Content and Rusty have owned McDonald’s in the Birmingham area for many years. Their family has always been actively involved in the community and always supported Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama. In 2016, their involvement with the charity changed. It…

Mollie with her teddy bear

My Child Has Cancer – Mollie’s Journey

On any given summer day in Alabama, you can find kids playing with the sprinklers, enjoying a slip-n-slide or hanging out at the neighborhood pool. When temperatures are high and school is out, there’s no better way to spend your time. That’s just how 5-year-old Mollie was spending her time in late July. The Ford’s had…

Nicholas and his family enjoy a trip to the zoo

Nicholas’ Family Comes to Visit

We previously shared a day in the life of one of our guests, Nicholas, with you. This 13-year-old boy is staying with us while he waits for a heart transplant. While you saw what his typical day is like, we wanted to share some special moments, too. A lot has changed in Nicholas’ life over…

Nick busy doing his homework in the family room

Nicholas’ Day

Nicholas Welch is not your typical 13-year-old boy. Until 3 months ago, he would have said he was just a normal kid, but on July 26th, 2016, his life took a turn. It was on that day, after 6 hours in the ER, he learned he would be going to Children’s of Alabama via an…

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