When Mabry was born, her parents knew her heart defect would require life-saving surgery.
They didn’t know they would have to travel 1,000 miles from home during a pandemic to get it.
Driving non-stop from Dallas, the Waits initially planned to stay with family, an hour away from the hospital and Mabry.
But an hour away is too far when your child is sick.
Luckily, Mabry’s parents knew they could count on Ronald McDonald House to provide a safe place to rest, home-cooked meals, and a community of support so they could stay by Mabry’s side, all day, every day.
When you donate today, your gift will help keep hundreds of families like Mabry’s together tonight.
We have a great family, we have great friends, we have a great support system, but if we didn’t have the Ronald McDonald House, things would be so much more challenging.”
We served 18,209 children last year across our Ronald McDonald Houses, Family Rooms, and Care Mobile programs.
Families saved $8.7 million in food and lodging costs in 2019 by staying at one of our five area Ronald McDonald Houses or three Ronald McDonald Family Rooms.
We provided nearly 45,000 nights to families in need so they could stay near their hospitalized child.