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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Home for the Holidays

Categories: Family Stories, Fundraising, Non-Profit, Other

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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Meet the Cary Family

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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 several …

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Meet The Massoni Family

Categories: Family Stories

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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