Help keep families close this holiday season

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Nothing is more comforting than being with family during the holiday season. But for families with children in the hospital, being able to have your family by your side truly makes all the difference.

 

Every year, Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana provides over 42,000 nights filled with care, compassion and a sense of community for families of hospitalized children.

 

Please help us to keep families close this holiday season by making a donation today. Every $85 donation will sponsor a family for a night, providing care and comfort during their greatest time of need.

Meet the Andersen Family

Connor and Cooper Andersen were born premature at 31 weeks and spent a total of 100 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Central DuPage Hospital. They were discharged and went home just two days before our new Ronald McDonald House near Central DuPage Hospital had officially opened its doors. 

 

Unfortunately, after spending just four days at home, there were complications and both Connor and Cooper were admitted back into the NICU. Fortunately for Ashlie and Joe Andersen, our Ronald McDonald House near Central DuPage Hospital was now open.

 

As Ashlie shares, “Walking into the House was too good to be true. From the welcoming staff, comfortable room accommodations, delicious home-cooked meals, and overall hospitality, being able to stay at the House lifted a huge weight off my shoulders. It allowed me to be closer to my children, and at the same time, I was able to get some rest because I didn’t have to spend time driving back and forth to the hospital.

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I spent almost 7 weeks total at Ronald McDonald House after Connor and Cooper were admitted. It truly helped me during such a difficult time in my family’s life. I continue to keep in touch with the families that I became close with and feel like I’ve gained a second family. Thank you to all of the staff, volunteers and families at RMHC for all that you have done for us. You will always hold a special place in our hearts.”

 

Ashlie and the Andersen family are truly a part of our RMHC family. Ashlie is now a member of the advisory committee at our Ronald McDonald House near Central DuPage Hospital, and she regularly brings students from her dance studio to host special performances and dance parties for the families to enjoy.

Make a difference today and help keep a family close during their time of need. 

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