Meet the Lawson Family

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The West County Ronald McDonald House supports the Lawson Family   When Sydney and Eric Lawson found out they were expecting their third child, they were overjoyed to add a new addition to their family. Four months into their pregnancy, they found out they were having a healthy baby boy set to enter the world …

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Meet the Stevens Family

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The Stevens family honors the memory of their daughter Macy by starting a foundation to support fellow families.   Karen and Jordan Stevens were expecting a beautiful, healthy baby girl until their five-month check-up. The couple was devastated when the doctor shared the difficult news that their baby was diagnosed in utero with a heart …

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Meet the Hood Family

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Providing Comfort & care Barrett’s family stayed close when they needed it most thanks to RMHC.  On February 8, 2019, Betina and Dustin Hood welcomed their son, Barrett, into the world. Barrett was diagnosed with Radial Longitudinal Deficiency or Radial Club Hand and other internal complications with his heart, liver, and abdomen. Within a few …

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Meet Charla Jestic

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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

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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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