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Allie’s parents found a home-away-from-home at the Park Avenue Ronald McDonald House

On November 26, 2004, Laurie Drees gave birth to her daughter, Allie, at St. Anthony’s hospital in Effingham, Illinois. Immediately after delivery, little Allie – weighing nearly two pounds –…

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The Ronald McDonald Family Room kept a Wentzville family close when it mattered most

When Megan Smith checked into Progress West Hospital – where she normally spends her days as a nurse rather than a patient – for a scheduled C-section on August 2,…

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Rowan’s parents found comfort in the Ronald McDonald Family Room inside St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Amy and Tim Turner’s youngest son Rowan was born on September 7, 2010. During the one-month wellness check-up, his pedestrian discovered an irregularity in his little heart and sent the…

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Everett’s mom, Amanda, found comfort and care when she needed it most

In early January, Amanda Wallace went into labor almost nine weeks early. She was admitted to Alton Memorial Hospital before being immediately transferred to St. Louis Children’s Hospital for observation.…

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Where they are now: Sarah Ruhl reflects on her time at the Ronald McDonald House on West Pine Boulevard

On September 7, 2003, Sarah Ruhl went into labor three and a half weeks early. Her son, Elias, was born prematurely in Iron County, Missouri. As a new mother, Sarah…

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Meet the Rosuck Family

Three-year-old twins Benjamin and William have had quite the adventure. These two little boys traveled over 8,000 miles to both undergo life-changing surgery. In December 2019, Benjamin and William, along…

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