The pandemic has pushed us all apart, but for the Donnelly family and their daughter Olivia, this is not the first time that they’ve been separated by illness.
Olivia was born with a rare and serious heart disease, requiring multiple surgeries and two heart transplants. That meant spending months in the hospital, far from her home.
Thanks to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana, her family was always by her side.
When you donate today, your gift will help keep hundreds of families like Olivia’s together tonight.
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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.