Meet Charla Jestic

Categories: 40 Stories for 40 Years
Family Room inside Cardinal Glennon
Reflections from Charla Jestic I was a “frequent flyer” patient of the pediatric unit at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis when I was surprisingly diagnosed with very severe Ulcerative Colitis. I showed up at the E.R., and for almost two years, I would be lucky to get a 2-3 week “vacation” at home before being …

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Meet Laura Cox

Categories: 40 Stories for 40 Years
Reflections from Laura Cox Our twins were born 6 weeks early and were soon transferred from our local hospital to [SSM Health] Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. With help from the social worker at the hospital, we were able to get a room at the nearby Ronald McDonald House on our 10th day in the NICU. …

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Meet Kaela Woods

Categories: 40 Stories for 40 Years
Kids
Reflections from Kaela Woods, a mother who used the Ronald McDonald Family Room. We were blessed to stay at the Ronald McDonald house and use the facilities at Cardinal Glennon in St. Louis for multiple stays. We had our preemie twins Chase and Tatum at 32 weeks. When they graduated from the NICU we knew …

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Meet Neal Slaton

Categories: 40 Stories for 40 Years
Meet Neal and Mary Anne Slaten “There is no better feeling than making a positive difference in a child’s life,” says Neal Slaten, a retired volunteer and long-term supporter of Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis. Neal and his wife, Mary Anne, joined the RMHC family in 1991, during the 10-year anniversary of the …

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Meet Mark Geringer

Categories: 40 Stories for 40 Years
Reflections from RMHC Master Gardener, Mark Geringer  Mark keeps all three Ronald McDonald Houses in St. Louis Beautiful My adventure began almost 25 years ago with the Kirkwood Kiwanis, and the family dinner program, now as the Meals from the Heart. Our club has been cooking the meals for a long time. My part as …

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