Family Stories

Ronald McDonald House of Memphis Makes Trying Time Easier

Ronald McDonald House of Memphis serves hundreds of families each year and while each of their stories is a little different, one thing remains the same for all of them – their child has cancer and their lives will never be the same again.   Ivy and Elizabeth’s story began in late May when Ivy developed a fever and rash. Doctors initially though she had a simple viral infection, but blood tests soon revealed a much different problem. They knew she was predisposed to develop... Read More
Posted by John Parie at Friday, August 8, 2014
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Southern Hot Wing Festival Raises $25,600

The Southern Hot Wing Festival committee raised more than $25,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis at this year’s event. Learn more about third party events benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis here . Read More
Posted by John Parie at Friday, August 8, 2014
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Volunteer Spotlight: Elsie Phillips

Elsie Phillips is a Ronald McDonald House of Memphis and Special Event Volunteer. She has been volunteering here for 10 years. She works 4 or 5 shifts every month and is always willing to help out with last minute cancellations.  Elsie has a calm demeanor, helpful nature and sweet spirit which make her an asset to our volunteer program.  Her commitment to our mission has resulted in her daughter becoming a special event and group volunteer.   Read More
Posted by John Parie at Friday, August 8, 2014
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  • “I Cry Every Time I Leave On Sunday”  Jun 5
    Hannah, a sophomore in Cedar Grove, TN, developed a bump on her head in March that the family had hoped was a cyst. Unfortunately, it was a mass. Immediately after a surgeon’s biopsy,...
  • “I Am Home Here at RMHC Memphis” Jun 5
    When Nadine, a 23-year-old mother, took her only child, 6-week-old Braxton, to the hospital in California, a CT scan showed a large growth inside his head. They flew to Los Angeles, where surgeons pe...
  • 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 ...