Meet the Swarthout Family

Categories: Family Stories
The Swarthout Family Finds Comfort and Care at the West Pine Ronald McDonald House Last June, life turned upside-down for the Swarthout family. Their 4-year-old daughter, Lexie, was diagnosed with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma – a tumor in her throat. After undergoing 14 weeks of chemotherapy in their hometown of Kansas City, the Swarthouts were preparing to …

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Volunteer Spotlight: Mark Gerringer

Categories: Volunteer Spotlight
Mark Geringer makes the Ronald McDonald House feel like “home.” For nearly 20 years, Mark Gerringer has been dedicating his time and talents to the families at the Ronald McDonald House. Mark first became involved with the House when he started cooking monthly dinners with the Kirkwood Kiwanis Club at the West Pine and Park …

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Meet the Cary Family

Categories: Family Stories
  The Cary family called the Park Avenue Ronald McDonald House “home” when their baby, Jade, was born six weeks early in March 2015. Experiencing several complications, including acute renal failure, Jade spent nearly five months in the hospital. The Cary family returned home in August of last year, where Jade would spend the next …

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Meet The Massoni Family

Categories: Family Stories
Photo of Massoni family standing in front of trees
The Massoni Family gives back after finding comfort and care inside the Ronald McDonald Family Room. Michael Massoni is a lovable two-year-old from the St. Louis suburb of Maryland Heights. Today, this little guy is happy and healthy, but this time two years ago, he was fighting for his life. Shortly after he was born, …

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Volunteer Spotlight: Nancy Zak

Categories: Volunteer Spotlight
Nancy Zak has been brightening the Ronald McDonald House for nearly 15 years. For nearly 15 years, Nancy Zak has been bringing joy and smiles to the families, volunteers and staff at the Ronald McDonald House. Nancy first got involved with RMHC St. Louis when she started volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House on Park …

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