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…

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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…

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 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…

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 mission is to make sure families have the support network they need on their child’s medical journey. So it’s wonderful to see parents like Trish…

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 stranger to preemie babies. “[My mom] went through the same thing with me, as a 26 weeker,” Ambrosha says. Gracie was born on August 24…

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 now our Ronald McDonald Family Room at UAB Women & Infants Center can provide reassurance and a home away from home, no matter what time…

Volunteers in the drive-thru at McDonald's for Day of Change

You helped us raise $7,800 for Day of Change 2019

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in Day of Change 2019! Whether you got a t-shirt, shared a selfie on social media, dropped your change or did Round-up for RMHC at your local McDonald’s you have made a huge impact in sharing our mission which really helps families! In fact, all of the…

Runners at the start line

Alabama ADPi raises a record-breaking $31K to keep families together at RMHCA

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama (RMHCA) is proud to spotlight the amazing work of the Alpha Delta Pi (ADPi) Eta Chapter at the University of Alabama, whose members raised $31,124 for RMHCA through their annual Run for Ronald. This is the largest sum the chapter has ever raised from a single philanthropy event! “We…

New location added for Day of Change celebrations

Change is good. Not just the change in your pocket, but the life-long change that will impact the lives of every guest family that calls the Ronald McDonald House home. On October 18, 2019 RMHCA will celebrate Day of Change! This is a day that commemorates the opening of the very first Ronald McDonald House…

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 the top 5 reasons a family needs our Ronald McDonald House. Children like Christian need, and deserve, to have their parents and loved ones nearby…

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 the five-hour trip from Mobile to Birmingham for Jarvas Jr.’s care. Jarvas, 16, lives with sickle cell disease, diabetes and a vascular disorder called Moyamoya…

Intern Story: Internships can help you find your passion in life

The following intern story was written by Katie Larson, our Summer 2019 Marketing Intern. To the future interns of RMHCA, Throughout my life, I have always been enthralled with the idea of using my personal gifts as a way to bring light into the lives of other people. We all want to find what is…

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