Dalton’s Story

Two boys are secured in car seats in the back of a car.

Can you imagine what it would be like to drive 8 hours round-trip to see your doctor? Your support of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama (RMHCA) gives families like Dalton’s relief from a tiring drive and turns their “commute” into a 5-minute walk!

Dalton, now 10-years-old has stayed at the Ronald McDonald House several times for checkups. He was badly hurt in 2018 during a dog attack.

“The Ronald McDonald helps us mainly because it’s so close to our doctors,” Dalton’s mom, Carla Shelton, says. “We’re also spared having to pay for hotels, which gets pricey.”

Thanks to the generous support of individuals, businesses and our Mission Partner McDonald’s, all of RMHCA’s services are free to guest families. They stay in a private room with access to laundry machines, volunteer-provided meals and the friendship of other families.

Parents also don’t have to stress as much about getting to appointments since the House provides parking and is located just one block from Children’s of Alabama.

“Everyone at the Ronald McDonald House is so sweet,  helpful and great with kids,” Carla says. “Everyone has a smile on their face and greets you when you come in the door. We really like staying there when we have to be in Birmingham for appointments.”

Will you help us continue providing stress relief and comfort to families like Dalton’s? They stay a handful of nights each time they visit Birmingham so donating just one night can make a huge impact. Tap or click the button below to make your gift!

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