Drake Price’s Family

The Price family’s journey began when doctors found a brain tumor on their son, Drake, which required an intricate 13-hour surgery to remove. Just three weeks after surgery, Drake suffered a stroke that paralyzed the right side of his body. After nearly two months of rehabilitation, Drake was miraculously back walking and talking and returned home for a few months before another 13-hour surgery to reduce the tumor.

As part of Drake’s recovery, he needed radiation treatment at the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center, which was located more than two hours away from his home in Indiana. The Price family of five traveled to Winfield, IL and stayed at the Ronald McDonald House near Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital for six weeks during Drake’s treatment.

“The staff at Ronald McDonald House of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana was amazing,” says Miles Price, Drake’s father. “They greeted us with open arms and made us feel at home. They even arranged a visit from the local police department during our stay. The staff and volunteers are an awesome group of people who we consider part of our extended family.”

Today, Drake attends school for a few hours each day and is working hard on his recovery. He is an aspiring police officer, an honorary officer in his hometown, and has the support of dozens of departments around the world cheering him on. Read more about Drake on Facebook!