Meet the Voigt Family

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Paying it Forward: Connor’s Cause provides the comforts of home to families inside the Ronald McDonald Family Room Whitney and Neil Voigt’s son Connor was born on April 28, 2015. During the first few weeks of his life, Connor endured multiple surgeries and procedures at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, where he stayed in the …

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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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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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Meet the Palmer Family

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Baby Jack Made History while his family found a home-away-from-home at the Ronald McDonald House on West Pine Boulevard. Tiffany and Chuck Palmer learned heartbreaking news during a 20-week routine ultrasound. Their son Jack was diagnosed in-utero with a rare congenital heart defect called hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). The doctor explained that many babies …

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