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Mom Finds Camaraderie at Ronald McDonald House

While some moms may be enjoying breakfast in bed, lunch at their favorite restaurant, or a spa day, this Mother’s Day, there are many moms, like Corren, that will be spending their special day at Ronald McDonald House of Memphis. For these strong and courageous moms, Ronald McDonald House of Memphis is exactly where they need to be as they help their children fight for their lives against a monster -- cancer. 

Hadlee, who dreams of being the tooth fairy one day, was diagnosed with Leukemia after a routine visit to the doctor in September 2015. Corren made the decision to travel to Memphis where she knew her daughter would receive the best care. But little did Corren know, she was also going to receive the best care, for herself, at Ronald McDonald House of Memphis.  

“I love the camaraderie here at Ronald McDonald House of Memphis. It’s comforting to know that at Ronald McDonald House, not only is Hadlee being taken care of, but so am I - - by the staff, volunteers, and other families,” says Corren. 

There’s not a day that goes by that you won’t find Corren in the kitchen, baking some cookies or stirring up her famous gumbo.  

“I love cooking and baking and making this home feel like my home,” says Corren. 

Hadlee celebrated her 5th birthday at Ronald McDonald House of Memphis. Like most little girls, she loves the color pink and she loves for her mom to push her as high as she can on the swing. Hadlee loves when her big sister has a break from school and is able to come stay with her at Ronald McDonald House.   

“I’m thankful every day that we have a place like Ronald McDonald House to come home to at the end of the day,” Corren said.

Posted by John Parie at 11:12 AM
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