Family Stories

One Teen’s Mission to Achieve Her Goals in Spite of Cancer

Hannah Tate, an 18-year-old native of Alcoa, Tenn, is determined that cancer won’t stop her from achieving her goals. With focus, resolve and an upbeat spirit, she’s proof that the old adage is true: where there’s a will, there’s a way.  A member of her high school basketball team, Hannah was active and busy with senior activities, making plans for graduation and prom, when she learned last year that she had a rare form of kidney cancer called Wilms Tumor. Hannah was told that she’d... Read More
Posted by John Parie at Monday, September 28, 2015
Share |

  • “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 ...