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Volunteer Spotlight: Brent Hogancamp

Brent Hogancamp is a house volunteer and special event volunteer. He has been volunteering at Ronald McDonald House of Memphis for two years.  He began volunteering because he wanted to give back in a positive way. Brent recently competed in the St. Jude Marathon and raised over $1,000 in donations.   Brent’s positive attitude, helpful nature and great sense of humor make him a great asset to our volunteer program.   Read More
Posted by John Parie at Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | 0 comments
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Family finds a "home-away-from-home" during the holidays

Michelle had seen that her son, seven years old at the time, was suffering from headaches, nausea, and other complications and took him to the hospital. A CT scan revealed a tumor in his brain.  Michelle and her son Grant arrived at Ronald McDonald House December 21, 2013 and Grant underwent surgery the day after Christmas. “We spent Christmas here last year and it was wonderful. Grant was so excited that Santa Clause was able to even visit us here,” Michelle said. “And he... Read More
Posted by John Parie at Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | 0 comments
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Pittmans Mark 20 Years of Volunteering

What started 20 years ago as a way to help a member of their church congregation is now a monthly tradition for Mike and Kay Pittman. In 1994 a member of their church was staying at Ronald McDonald House of Memphis while receiving treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and they decided to get a group together and travel from West Point, Miss., to cook a meal for the families at Ronald McDonald House. The initial group was just Mike, Kay and two friends. Today, 20 years... Read More
Posted by John Parie at Thursday, December 4, 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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