Meet the Hodge Family

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The Hodge Family What does the Ronald McDonald House mean to a family whose child is in the hospital? Everything. On December 6, 2018, Ryder Hodge was born three months early. Premature and weighing less than 3 pounds, he was transferred immediately to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Mercy Children’s Hospital. His parents, Sheena and Kurtis, were …

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Meet the Worthen Family

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The Worthen Family called RMHC St. Louis “home” while their son Jase spent the first year of his life in the hospital. On December 5, 2017, Jase Worthen was born nearly three months early. For the whole year that followed, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St. Louis Children’s Hospital was his home-away-from-home. All …

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Meet the Lee Family

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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

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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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Meet the Vaughn Family

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RMHC St. Louis bids fond farewell to the Vaughn family, who spent 600 days at the Ronald McDonald House on West Pine Boulevard. Megan and Amos Vaughn heard the devastating news that their 13-month-old daughter, Marilyn, had a brain and spine tumor on July 14, 2016. Three days later, the Vaughns traveled 312 miles from …

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