Stories

Ronald McDonald House Makes Mom Feel at Home

Childhood cancer is never routine and it takes its toll on the whole family, but having to travel hundreds of miles from home for your child’s treatment can make things feel impossible. Within days of learning from doctors that her son Luke had cancer, Marie Hutzelmann packed up her things and headed for Memphis.  The Hammond, La., native said the diagnosis was scary, but when she arrived at Ronald McDonald House of Memphis, she immediately felt at home. Most importantly, she knew... Read More
Posted by John Parie at Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A World Without Ronald McDonald House

Why should I support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis? This is a question we face every day in a city blessed with so many wonderful foundations and outreach programs. Other arrangements can be made for families traveling to Memphis while their child fights for their life, but the intangibles offered at Ronald McDonald House of Memphis can’t be matched.  This is the story of a 16-year-old boy from a small town in Mississippi whose life was forever changed by cancer. ... Read More
Posted by John Parie at Wednesday, April 9, 2014

  • “I need to think about him first” Nov 19
    Brandon has Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL). He was diagnosed in 2013 and treated in Honduras for a few years. Then he and his mother, Carmen, came to Memphis. They have lived in Ronald McDonald Hou...
  • “You are a huge part of our journey” Sep 21
    Jenny says to Ronald McDonald House of Memphis , “Thank you from the bottom of our hearts – if it wasn’t for you guys we would worry about where we are going to live. You are a hu...
  • August Parents Night In Sep 11
    Supergirl came and recruited another supergirl at our August Parents Night In!  Batman was flying around, too, as they helped lead our two scavenger hunt teams!  Parents enjoyed trivia by t...
  • UniverSoul Circus Performed Sep 11
     It was a circus down here at the RMH!  UniverSoul Circus, that is!  Our families were treated to some private performances from the cast of the UniverSoul Circus!  Dancers, acrob...