Meet Kaela Woods

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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 the Drees Family

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Allie’s parents found a home-away-from-home at the Park Avenue Ronald McDonald House On November 26, 2004, Laurie Drees gave birth to her daughter, Allie, at St. Anthony’s hospital in Effingham, Illinois. Immediately after delivery, little Allie – weighing nearly two pounds – was air-lifted to SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis alone. …

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Meet the Mitchell Family

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The Mitchell Family stayed close at the West County Ronald McDonald House after Jailee’s terrifying accident On October 17, 2019, fifteen-year-old Jailee Mitchell was rushed to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Mercy Hospital Springfield in Missouri after an all-terrain vehicle accident. For the next three weeks, Jailee was treated for a traumatic brain …

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Meet the Turner Family

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Rowan’s parents found comfort in the Ronald McDonald Family Room inside St. Louis Children’s Hospital Amy and Tim Turner’s youngest son Rowan was born on September 7, 2010. During the one-month wellness check-up, his pedestrian discovered an irregularity in his little heart and sent the Turner family to St. Louis Children’s Hospital for further testing. …

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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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