RMH near Comer Children’s Reopens After 8 Months of Repairs

It’s official! On October 1, eight months to the day since a pipe burst and flooded the Ronald McDonald House near UChicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital, families and supporters celebrated the re-opening of the House.

Words can’t convey the impact that this House has on children and their families, but Kayla Ybanez, who was staying at the House with her family when the flood occurred, said it best, “We could not be more grateful to the staff, volunteers, Mardelle, and everyone else involved with Ronald McDonald House Charities for everything they gave during this unimaginable time in our life. We’re so happy to be here to celebrate the re-opening so that other families can experience the gift of support that meant so much to us.”

The support of the entire community over the past eight months has been critical to families and their children. Despite many challenges, there was not a single day during construction that we had to turn families away from our services.

Now that the House has re-opened, we look forward to beginning this new chapter and welcoming families back to fill the House with love.