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Volunteer Spotlight: Rachael Neudecker

Rachael Neudecker has been volunteering at Ronald McDonald House Memphis for one year. She volunteers at the front desk and special events. Rachael is a registered nurse and began volunteering after reading a Facebook post about Ronald McDonald House.  Rachael recently competed and won the Mrs. Tennessee United States pageant.  Rachael is a great asset to our volunteer program. Learn more about volunteering at Ronald McDonald House of Memphis here . Read More
Posted by John Parie at Monday, May 12, 2014
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One Phone Call Changed Their Lives

Quintella can remember clearly the phone call from the doctor telling her that her son, Zarek, had Leukemia and that they should pack immediately and head to Memphis for treatment. She didn’t know what to expect when they got to Memphis, where they would stay, how they would pay for lodging or how long they would be in Memphis.  In September, Quintella noticed knots on the back of her son’s head and neck. She immediately scheduled an appointment at the doctors to find that the knots... Read More
Posted by John Parie at Monday, May 12, 2014
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