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March 16 Update: RMHCA temporarily suspends volunteer programs, non-essential visitors

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RMHCA COVID-19 Response and Red Shoe Run: Rockin’ 5K Postponed

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama (RMHCA) has been monitoring the fast-changing facts and information regarding COVID-19.   As always, the safety of our guest families, volunteers and team is our top priority. Health and well-being guide everything we do at the Ronald McDonald House and in our programs.  At this time we have added additional…

Za'Kelby and Lille smile for the camera.

Heart patient Za’Kelby and his mom Lillie are grateful for your love

When Za’Kelby Langham, 17, woke up the morning of Nov. 1, 2019 he probably thought it would just be a normal Friday. However, by the time he got off the school bus in the afternoon, he felt terrible and his lips were turning a frightening color. His mother, Lillie, has CPR training through her 17…

“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 and from treatment could get overwhelming. The Ronald McDonald House has served them as a space where they can be close to their loved ones…

Elizabeth and son Watson

How will you serve?

Elizabeth started volunteering with Ronald McDonald House through RMHCA’s internship program. During that time, Elizabeth got to see first hand how donors and volunteers help make a difference in families lives. After her internship, her involvement in RMHCA grew and now her family is financially supporting our mission. We are so grateful for Elizabeth and…

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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 Jerri were able to be at the Ronald McDonald House during his first days of life. The family went home to Mobile just after Christmas…

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 from playing too hard or riding horseback. When her leg started to get worse, they knew it was time to see a doctor. The doctor…

You made 2019 the most impactful year yet!

The numbers are in and we can share with you that 2019 was the most impactful year yet for RMHCA! This is so exciting for us to see the growth of our mission in the two years following our expansion. And of course, we celebrated 40 years of RMHCA  in 2019! With your help, our…

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 she’s now 7-years-old and has made amazing strides! When she was born, doctors were most concerned about the development of her lungs and heart. Emma…

Thank you GivingTuesday

Supporters raise $21,290 for RMHCA on GivingTuesday 2019

We are so thrilled and grateful to share that YOU helped raise $21,290 to share a night with Ronald McDonald House families this holiday season. These gifts will mean an additional 170 nights at the House, so no family with a sick child will worry about where they’ll sleep. Supporters followed along on Facebook and…

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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 be spent hours away from home. I also never imagined that two weeks after bringing Annalise home, our newly adopted baby girl would be fighting…

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Kate Cleveland joins RMHCA as Chief Development Officer

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama (RMHCA) announces that Kate Cleveland will be joining its team as Chief Development Officer on December 30, 2019. Ms. Cleveland brings 20 years of non-profit and corporate development experience to the RMHCA team, having served as Vice President of Development for the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Senior Director of…

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 big brother, Quinlavan Jr. “I was scared because Quinlavan wasn’t a preemie,” says Esha. “I prayed, Lord, is he alright? I had to stay calm…

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Share a night on #GivingTuesday and Truitt Insurance & Bonding will match your donation!

UPDATE: We are so thrilled to announce that YOU raised $21,190 on GivingTuesday, sharing 170 additional nights with families at the Ronald McDonald House! We are so grateful to every one who has given and ensured that families with sick children won’t have to worry about where they’ll sleep tonight. If you weren’t able to…

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