Family Stories

Q&A with a Nonagenarian Volunteer

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 of books about a couple of Siamese cats that solve crimes. Jean loves mysteries but it is no mystery why she volunteers here. T ell me a little about your history.   I have lived in Memphis all my life.  I am 91 years old and have been here a long time.  I graduated... Read More
Posted by Lisa Haguewood at Thursday, March 30, 2017
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Best Friends Together In the House

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 up together in the Ronald McDonald House of Memphis. Both girls are 12 years old and undergoing radiation.  Julianne is from Watson, LA and has a Glioma brain tumor.  20 miles away, Hailey is from Walker, LA and has Ewing’s Sarcoma.    While Julianne was... Read More
Posted by Lisa Haguewood at Thursday, March 30, 2017
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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 ...