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Mary Alice Kunz's Family

Mary Alice doesn’t remember the first time her family stayed at the Ronald McDonald House 11 years ago, but her parents do. But after her most recent visit for heart...
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Mary Alice Kunz’s Family

Mary Alice doesn’t remember the first time her family stayed at the Ronald McDonald House 11 years ago, but her parents do. But after her most recent visit for heart...

September Volunteer of the Month – Joanna Snobel

Meet our volunteers! Each month, we highlight a stand-out volunteer (or two) and how they support families. For September, meet Joanna Snobel, who has been a welcome face at our RMH near Comer Children's for more than two decades.

You Helped Give Families 3,350 More Nights Together

Over the past six weeks, we've shared the stories of the Vale family, the Reynoso family, the Sullivan family, and the Schultz family - just four of the thousands of families we serve each year. Thanks to your support this summer, we are able to provide more than 3,350 nights for families like theirs.

August Volunteer of the Month – Jenny Shilgalis

Meet our volunteers! Each month, we highlight a stand-out volunteer (or two) and how they support families. For August, meet Jenny Shilgalis, who always makes families staying at our Ronald McDonald Family Room feel welcome and comfortable.

New Mural Shares Message of Hope and Togetherness

A new mural inspired by the imagination of a child who benefited from our services is now on display, sharing inspiratlional themes of love, hope, and togetherness. Located on the 1-90/94 expressway, the mural takes the viewer on a three-step journey that a family would embark on to find medical care.

Some Heroes Fight. Other Heroes Help.

Some heroes fight. Other heroes help. This summer, our Ronald McDonald Houses and Ronald McDonald Family Rooms are serving an increasing number of families who need to stay near their critically ill child. With your gift, you can be a hero to these families today, giving them the comfort and care they need right now, and the assurance of knowing they have a place to call home.

Mia Reynoso’s Family

For eight-year-old Mia Reynoso and her family – including Mia’s two younger sisters – their stay at the Ronald McDonald House in near Central DuPage Hospital while Mia underwent radiation treatment was a blessing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Knowing they had a place to stay meant Mia’s parents could plan their trip together as a family.

Piper Schultz’s Family

The day before Piper Schultz's first birthday, Piper’s parents were excited to take their daughter to her swimming lesson and begin planning her special day. Instead, Piper was rushed to Lurie Children's Hospital for a six-week stay to treat neuroblastoma. Thanks to the Ronald McDonald Family Room in the hospital, her parents were never far away.

June Volunteer of the Month – Jenna Grigalauski

Meet our volunteers! Each month, we highlight a stand-out volunteer (or two) and how they support families. For June, meet Jenna Grigalauski, whose knowledge and love of cooking has been a huge help for families during COVID-19.
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