Volunteer Spotlight: John Southerland

Categories: Volunteer Spotlight
“What would we do without John?” “What would we do without John?” It’s a phrase that you are likely to hear if you spend enough time around Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis. You see, John is what we like to call a “volunteer extraordinaire.” When it comes to supporting the mission, he’ll do …

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Meet the Lee Family

Categories: Family Stories
The Lee Family At the end of May, Shamyra Lee took her oldest son, Malachi, to the doctor for his annual wellness check-up. What was supposed to be a routine appointment turned into one of the most frightening days of her life when the doctor discovered an abnormal heartbeat. Ten-year-old Malachi spent five days in …

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Meet the Linnell Family

Categories: Family Stories
The Linnell Family found comfort and care this summer in the West County House. Nine years ago, Megan and Tom Linnell welcomed twin children, Hailey and Brody, into the world. Soon after he was born, doctors discovered that Brody was born with a rare condition called Fibular Hemimelia (FH), causing his left leg to be …

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Meet the Vaughn Family

Categories: Family Stories
RMHC St. Louis bids fond farewell to the Vaughn family, who spent 600 days at the Ronald McDonald House on West Pine Boulevard. Megan and Amos Vaughn heard the devastating news that their 13-month-old daughter, Marilyn, had a brain and spine tumor on July 14, 2016. Three days later, the Vaughns traveled 312 miles from …

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Volunteer Spotlight: Jim Kiley

Categories: Volunteer Spotlight
Volunteer Jim Kiley is a “driving force” behind day-to-day operations at RMHC Almost a decade ago, Jim Kiley caught a glimpse of the West County Ronald McDonald House as it was being built from the ground up. From that time forward, he continued to follow its progress, eventually reaching out to see how he could …

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