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,”