Meet the Rosuck Family

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Meet the Rosuck Family Three-year-old twins Benjamin and William have had quite the adventure. These two little boys traveled over 8,000 miles to both undergo life-changing surgery. In December 2019, Benjamin and William, along with their parents, Sharon and Dan, two siblings and grandparents left their home in Brisbane, Australia, and boarded a 20-hour flight. …

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Meet the Smith Family

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The Ronald McDonald Family Room kept a Wentzville family close when it mattered most. When Megan Smith checked into Progress West Hospital – where she normally spends her days as a nurse rather than a patient – for a scheduled C-section on August 2, 2019, she never dreamed of the journey that lay ahead. However, …

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Meet the Patrick Family

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The Patrick Family 2020
Charlie’s family found comfort and care in the Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room during their journey.  In the spring of 2014, Julie and Ryan Patrick heard the heart-breaking news that their three-year-old son, Charlie, was diagnosed with Rasmussen’s Encephalitis. The incredibly rare brain disorder targets one hemisphere of the brain that causes …

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Meet the Wallace Family

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Everett’s mom, Amanda, found comfort and care when she needed it most. In early January, Amanda Wallace went into labor almost nine weeks early. She was admitted to Alton Memorial Hospital before being immediately transferred to St. Louis Children’s Hospital for observation. Four days later, on January 12, Amanda welcomed baby Everett into the world. …

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Meet the Ruhl Family

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Where they are now: Sarah Ruhl reflects on her time at the Ronald McDonald House on West Pine Boulevard. On September 7, 2003, Sarah Ruhl went into labor three and a half weeks early. Her son, Elias, was born prematurely in Iron County, Missouri. As a new mother, Sarah was overwhelmed to hear that her …

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