“Being able to see our son helps him heal with the love we have”

Ayden’s family didn’t know what they were going to do when they found out that he needed treatment in Birmingham. Living an hour away, they knew that constant commuting to…

Braxton after surgery

RMHCA provides peace of mind for heart family

Before 6-week-old Braxton was even born, his mom knew that he had a serious heart condition. Thankfully, Braxton was born full-term, just before Christmas and his mother Jennifer and grandmother…

Ava’s Journey

Ava is just a normal 5th grader who loves to ride horses and do anything outdoors. When her leg was sore one day, the thinking was that it could just be…

Emma Kate and Susan enjoy the playground.

Jernigan Family Story: Never give up hope

Emma Kate made her entrance into this world in August of 2012, three months before her due date and weighing 15 ounces. Her family says she is a miracle because…

The Parks family visits Ronald's Workshop

Giving Ronald McDonald House families a home for the holidays

The Ronald McDonald House made our Christmas special during one of the hardest seasons of our lives. I never imagined that our first Christmas as a family of five would…

Deon in his incubator

Family Story: Growing together

Esha’s little boy, Deon, was born early. In fact, he was born 23 weeks early, weighing 1 pound and 5 ounces at birth. Esha is mom to Deon and his…

Trish King holds her son Dale while talking to Caitlyn Rigsbee.

Family Story: Finding friendship on NICU journey

The Ronald McDonald House is more than four walls and a roof. It’s a common phrase at the House that the families know so well. An important part of RMHCA’s…

Gracie Giles at home

Giles Family Story: Thriving and growing with RMHCA

Baby Gracie was born at 26 weeks weighing 2 pounds and 4 ounces. “She always has her eyes open,” proud mom Ambrosha shares. “She has fire.” Ambrosha’s family is no…

First time holding Ellie

Dillard Family Story: Overnight arrival? RMHCA has families covered

Many families arrive in Birmingham in medical crisis with only the clothes on their backs, unsure of where to go or even turn for help. The Ronald McDonald House and…

Christian Duncan plays in the play kitchen.

Family Story: Christian has family with him while battling cancer

To date in 2019, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama has provided comfort and care for 64 families who are battling childhood cancer. This serious diagnosis is consistently one of…

Ivokisha and Javaras Grayson pose for a photo on the playground.

Family Story: Graysons find much needed rest and peace

Ronald McDonald House families travel the furthest for care and spend the longest time in the hospital. Every three weeks for more than a year, the Grayson family has made…

Pickens Family photo of mom and dad holding baby boy.

Family Story: Four hours from home, forever grateful

The following story was written by Stephanie Pickens about her family’s recent stay at the Ronald McDonald House in Birmingham. When we received the news that our son Asher would…

Jana’s Journey: Staff member Lisa gives back after staying at RMHCA

For our 40th anniversary month, we wanted to share a special story that represents the decades-long impact RMHCA has made on families. We’re proud to bring you Jana’s Journey, written…

Mr. and Mrs. Chapman with the Southeastern School softball team.

Former guest family honors daughter’s memory by hosting $3,000 fundraiser for RMHCA

Each year, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama helps hundreds of families stay together when they need it most. One of those families, the Chapmans, shared their story of hope,…

Baby Emmalyn Carter sleeps with a knitted bunny ear hat on.

Family Story: Little Things Make a Big Difference

They say a mother’s intuition is never wrong; this proved particularly true for the Carter family. One morning early in her third trimester, mom-to-be Sarah Carter began feeling unwell and…

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