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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

Penny and Nolan are friends after meeting at RMHCA

“He’s like Me” – Penny’s Story

When Penelope, ‘Penny’ as her friends call her, was told she would have to come to Birmingham for therapy, she didn’t know what to expect. Not many 9-year-olds would. Penny…

Jashawn Howard smiles for the camera

Jashawn’s Story

At just four months old, Jashawn Howard started showing symptoms of being sick – his skin was pale, his eyes were weak, and he had labored breathing. Concerned, Rashundra, Jashawn’s…

Farriah and Mom enjoy the playground

Close to Family, Close to Hope, Close to Healing

Victoria Johnson, Farriah’s mom, shared the following story with the Ronald McDonald House. When we realized we would have to make the 2+ hour drive to Children’s of Alabama for…

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