Family Stories

From Cancer Patient to Caring Big Brother

Six-year-old Josue’s path to Ronald McDonald House® of Memphis began in August 2013 when he was taken to a family pediatrician near his home in Puerto Rico because of strong headaches that woke him at all hours of the night.  Unable to find any other cause, the doctors prescribed Josue sinus medication, but the headaches persisted.  A CT scan was done, but doctors couldn’t find a cause for the headaches and prescribed stronger sinus medication. Days later, his stepdad Asmael and... Read More
Posted by John Parie at Monday, January 27, 2014
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Thank You Dollar Tree Employees

During the past six years, Dollar Tree and its employees have come together to support Ronald McDonald House of Memphis through various fundraising efforts.  Tammy Rayford, Dollar Tree Human Resource Manager, decided to find a way for local Dollar Tree employees to give back after meeting a parent that had stayed at Ronald McDonald House of Memphis while her child was being treated at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  “We are very excited about supporting Ronald McDonald... Read More
Posted by John Parie at Monday, January 27, 2014
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Meet Our Newest Ambassadors

Ronald McDonald House of Memphis Ambassadors are trained volunteers who will deliver an inspiring, engaging presentation about our organization. Our Ambassadors are frequently asked to speak at civic group or club meetings, chambers of commerce, religious institutions, schools, businesses or organizations that are interested in learning more about Ronald McDonald House of Memphis.  For more information or to request an ambassador, contact John Parie, Ronald McDonald House of Memphis... Read More
Posted by John Parie at Monday, January 27, 2014
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  • St. Patrick's Day Parents' Night In Mar 20
    On March 16th,  we hosted our monthly Parents' Night In event.  It had a St. Patrick’s Day theme. B. Scott Duke, Corporate Program Manager, hosted trivia with the parent...
  • Valentine's Day Parents' Night In Feb 16
    On Valentine’s Day, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis hosted a Parents' Night In event. The parents went to dining room A  where they were treated to a steak dinner ...
  • “They Take Care of Us, Feed Us, Spoil Us” Dec 28
    “A fighter who has a lot of courage and never gives up” is how Kari describes her daughter Kaylee, who adds, “Courage is the ability to do something that you never thought you wou...
  • “Enjoy All the Little Moments” Dec 18
    Matthew, age 4, says he wants to be a police officer when he grows up and then adds, “I have leukemia.”  His ever-inspiring mom, Robin confirms his diagnosis:   Acute Lymph...