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“I Cry Every Time I Leave On Sunday” 

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, a nurse was on the phone to Memphis. Two days later, Hannah was a patient at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, diagnosed with b cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.  Natalie and Kevin, her grandparents, have been legal guardians to Hannah and her older sister for the... Read More
Posted by Lisa Haguewood at Tuesday, June 5, 2018
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“I Am Home Here at RMHC Memphis”

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 performed an 8-hour surgery, during which they were able to remove 90% of the mass. And so their journey began. After release from the hospital, Braxton spent Christmas with mom and dad at home in Apple Valley, CA. They connected with St. Jude Children’s Hospital; and just 3 days into the new... Read More
Posted by Lisa Haguewood at Tuesday, June 5, 2018
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  • Ronald McDonald House Painting Jun 13
    It was Paint Day on Wednesday at Ronald McDonald House for summer camp.    Kids painted crafts and had their own faces painted.   Dinner was served and the families had a good tim...
  • Mad Scientists Take Over Ronald McDonald House Jun 12
    Day 2 of Summer Camp had the theme of Mad Scientists.   Children enjoyed doing science experiments inside and outside.  In addition, they were all treated to grilled cheese. &n...
  • Superheroes at Summer Camp Jun 11
    The theme was Superheroes for Monday night's camp at RMHC Memphis.  Batman brought his Batmobile and everyone worked on Superhero crafts and ate the prepared dinner.  
  • 2019 Perseverance Scholarship Winner Jun 11
    Austin Denton is the 2019 Perseverance Scholarship Winner.   Applicants must have stayed at RMHC Memphis and be going into college in the fall. The receipent is selected based on academic a...