Meet the Whitworth Family

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Baby Caesyn’s family calls the Ronald McDonald House “home” during his stay in the NICU at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. On July 12, 2019, Caesyn Whitworth was born 10 weeks early in Springfield, Missouri. Because of his early arrival, he was admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of the hospital, where …

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Meet Nicholas Purschke

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In honor of his family’s past stay at a Ronald McDonald House, Nicholas Purschke designed and built an outdoor oasis for families to enjoy. When St. Louis native Nicholas Purschke, had to choose his Eagle Scout Service Project, it was clear how he wanted to give back. He decided to help provide the comforts of …

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Volunteer Spotlight: Brenda Haalboom

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Caring Hearts Legacy Circle RMHC St. Louis Volunteer Brenda Haalboom Leaves a Lasting Legacy Fifteen years ago, Brenda Haalboom answered a call for volunteers needed at the Ronald McDonald House Golf Tournament. Little did she know, that day would be the first of many spent volunteering for The House That Love Built. As the organization …

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Meet the Karpowecz Family

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Earlier this year, Joshua Karpowecz received a phone call that no father is prepared to get. His wife, Mercedes, who was 25-weeks-pregnant, was being taken to St. Louis by ambulance for an emergency delivery. In the whirlwind of it all, Joshua made the 3.5-hour drive from his hometown of Hermitage, Missouri, to St. Louis with no …

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Volunteer Spotlight: Mary McFarland

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE, ONE TAB AT A TIME Did you know that Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of St. Louis invites people of all ages to collect aluminum tabs from beverage cans? These small tabs are recycled and turned into monetary donations thanks to Didon Orf Recycling. Annually, the Tab Top Program generates over $20,000. …

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