Brody smiles big

A Close, Comfortable Place for Parents

WHNT‘s Chief Meterologist Jason Simpson and his wife Lacey received news they never thought they would when their son Brody was born on May 8th, 2015. It is whirlwind stories just like this one that often lead families to RMHCA. With everything happening so quickly, the parents’ focus should remain on the child. That is part of…

RMHCA guest children play with Hand in Paw dog

Working Together to Heal

It is always a fun night when Hand in Paw comes to the Ronald McDonald House. The kids and families love it (and so do the staff and volunteers)! We are thankful they come twice a month and the dogs are always ready to help with the healing process. The therapy teams really bring a sense…

Kat, Anniston, Maddy Kate, RJ, James and Abigail

Friends Become Family

When my son James was 15 months old, he was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. When he was two, we traveled from our home near Huntsville, AL to St. Louis, MO, so he could have a Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy surgery. During James’ surgery and recovery at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, we were so grateful to be…

Young Violet with a cast

No Crying in Alabama

Written by Annette Marten It was the Spring of 2008. Birmingham, Alabama greeted us quite unkindly. We arrived just in time for a tornado watch, something New Yorkers never have to worry about. Hurricanes and three feet of snow, yes, but never tornados. Lightning and dark clouds could be seen in the distance accompanied by the…

Ronald McDonald visits the House

A Mother and Daughter

Beautiful seven-year-old Janay Maguel came to stay at the Ronald McDonald House here in Birmingham, all the way from her home in Belize, a country located in Central America. Janay was shot in a market in Belize leaving her with a serious spinal chord injury. She immediately underwent two major surgeries in Belize. Soon after…

RMHCA House

A Love Unimaginable

My name is Ashleigh Davis, and this is my story. My life was pretty normal up until the day my dad died of an overdose in 2009. This crushed not only my heart, but my family’s spirits. My mother was affected by this the most. She was heartbroken, and grief stricken. She turned to drinking to fill the…

Raylee wants you to buy a RMHCA car tag!

The White Family Story

Meet our guest family who spoke at our Heart of the House Gala on September 11, 2014. Mr. Gene and Cynthia White and their Great Granddaughter Raylee call the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama their “home-away-from-home!” Visit the RMHC YouTube Page to watch an accessible version of this video. [Read more of our Family…

Jackson Family Story

When you meet 15-month-old Mackenzie Jackson you cannot help but smile. Looking at this sweet little girl it would never enter your mind that she was anything but a happy, healthy baby. However, when Mackenzie was two months old she was diagnosed with congenital nephrotic syndrome, a disease that causes protein build up in the…

Jordon

Jordan’s Story

Children Like Jordan Need You At 39.6 weeks gestation Jordan was delivered via C-Section for breech birth and multiple congenital anomalies.  He has sacral agenesis, a disorder in which there is abnormal fetal development and absence of the lumbar spine.  This simply means that the lower section of his spinal column has failed to form. …

Yazmin’s Story

In December of 2012 Yazmin started experiencing pain in her left arm so excruciating it would restrict any movement.  After many visits to different hospitals she was diagnosed with  an inoperable cancerous tumor called Ewing Sarcoma.  She would lose her arm if they tried to remove the tumor.   Under her doctor’s advice they made the…

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