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6-year-old Captures the Hearts of Mid-Southerners During Ronald McDonald House Radiothon

Every Ronald McDonald House Radiothon produces some very special and memorable moments.  The 2014 Radiothon was no exception as Mid-Southerners were introduced to 6-year-old Gage.  With his non-stop energy and incredible spirit, Gage captured the hearts of everyone that participated in the Radiothon.  A native of Petersburg, Ind., Gage was diagnosed with an inoperable brain stem tumor in March of this year and traveled with his mom and dad to St. Jude Children’s Research... Read More
Posted by John Parie at Wednesday, November 26, 2014 | 0 comments
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Leaving a Legacy

Jack and Barbara Pavlat had their only child, Suzanne, later in life and she was their world. When Suzanne was three she was diagnosed with cancer. They were living in Virginia Beach, Virginia at the time. During her treatment, they stayed at Ronald McDonald Houses in Washington, D.C., and San Antonio, Texas, but nothing compared to their experience at Ronald McDonald House of Memphis.   Between taking his daughter to her appointments, Jack spent the little free time he had... Read More
Posted by John Parie at Monday, November 17, 2014 | 0 comments
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Team Member Considers Working at Ronald McDonald House Gift, Not Job

By Special Guest Writer C.J. Kirkland When I first toured Ronald McDonald House of Memphis, Don’s name was one that kept coming up. He is the Facilities Manager for Ronald McDonald House of Memphis and has been with them for 11 years.  He has a way with the kids, I was told; they gravitate towards him.  “Listen, I have four children, seven grandchildren. Kids know who they can reach out to. They know without me saying it that they can come to me,” Don responds when I ask... Read More
Posted by John Parie at Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | 0 comments
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Local Dillard’s Stores Support Ronald McDonald House Charities® through Sale of Cookbook

Memphis-area residents can get a head start on their holiday shopping, while helping Ronald McDonald House® Charities of Memphis to continue to provide a “home-away-from-home” for St. Jude patients and their families through its Ronald McDonald House (RMH) program. This holiday season, Memphians can head to their local Dillard’s store to purchase the 2014 Southern Living Holiday Cookbook. The proceeds from the sale of this cookbook will go to support Ronald McDonald House Charities of... Read More
Posted by John Parie at Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | 0 comments
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  • “Every Day May Not Be a Good Day, But There is Good in Every Day.” Apr 5
    Emma is a 14 years old from Decatur, IL. In 2015 an X-ray of Emma showed a mass. After she was diagnosed as having Ewing Sarcoma, she and her mother Jenny headed to Memphis. 3 different tim...
  • “I Cannot Forget the Outpouring of Love Here” Apr 5
    In pretty pink glasses and a matching outfit with headband, Rica who is almost 3 years old, often sings the song ”Jesus’ Love is a Bubblin’ Over” while performing the hand mot...
  • Q&A with a Nonagenarian Volunteer Mar 30
    Jean, a nonagenarian (a person in his or her nineties) is a familiar face at the front desk of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Memphis.    She is currently re-reading a series...
  • Best Friends Together In the House Mar 30
    5 years ago in a Sunday school class in Louisiana, Julianne and Hailey met for the first time.  No one knew then that they would go on to be best friends and would eventually be growing...

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