Caidan

Our journey began in February, when I took my son Caidan to the hospital because he was having problems seeing. The hospital in Missouri soon found that he had a brain tumor and immediately sent us to Memphis. We came to Memphis in an ambulance, with nothing but a backpack. Following two brain surgeries in the span of one week, we found ourselves at Ronald McDonald House of Memphis.

Staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Memphis has been nothing short of amazing. It gives us a place to be together with other kids and families all going through similar situations. From the staff and volunteers, to other parents and kids, we always felt very welcome and at home here. Caidan really misses our cats and dogs, so when he’s feeling good, you can find him on the porch playing with the house kitty, Tiger, or in the kids’ playroom playing on the slide. 

Caidan came here with a stage 4 malignant cancer, and in October, he completed his last round of radiation. We are now back in Missouri. If it wasn’t for people donating to the Ronald McDonald House of Memphis, we would have lost everything and there would have been nothing to go back to. The biggest thing Ronald McDonald House of Memphis gives you is the ability to just focus on your kid’s survival instead of worrying about a place to call home. 

- Ashley (Caidan's Mom)


  • "Ahoy Matey"  Apr 4
    Pirate Day was the theme of the fourth day of camp.   There were craftrs with a special area just for teens.   ADII volunteered and helped make it a hit.  
  • Tie Dye Day at Camp Mar 28
    The 3rd day of camp was psychedlic fun with tie-dye crafts, face painting, and plenty of food for all.
  • Fiesta for Camp Wishing Well Mar 27
    Ronald McDonald House of Memphis had a fiesta the 2nd night of Camp with silly crafts, a colorful piiñata, and a complete taco bar for dinner.  
  • Camp Wishing Well - Wild West Day Mar 26
    Ronald McDonald House of Memphis hosts camp this week for its residents.  Every day has a theme with the first day's theme being "Wild West."  The kids had fun riding on their...