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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Meet the Swarthout Family

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The Swarthout Family Finds Comfort and Care at the West Pine Ronald McDonald House Last June, life turned upside-down for the Swarthout family. Their 4-year-old daughter, Lexie, was diagnosed with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma – a tumor in her throat. After undergoing 14 weeks of chemotherapy in their hometown of Kansas City, the Swarthouts were preparing to …

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Meet the Cary Family

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  The Cary family called the Park Avenue Ronald McDonald House “home” when their baby, Jade, was born six weeks early in March 2015. Experiencing several complications, including acute renal failure, Jade spent nearly five months in the hospital. The Cary family returned home in August of last year, where Jade would spend the next …

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Meet The Massoni Family

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Photo of Massoni family standing in front of trees
The Massoni Family gives back after finding comfort and care inside the Ronald McDonald Family Room. Michael Massoni is a lovable two-year-old from the St. Louis suburb of Maryland Heights. Today, this little guy is happy and healthy, but this time two years ago, he was fighting for his life. Shortly after he was born, …

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Meet the Garriott Family

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A long-term apartment at the Ronald McDonald House on West Pine Blvd. kept baby Emmett close to his mom when it mattered most. Meghan and Cole Garriott welcomed their first son, Emmett, into the world on August 30, 2015, in their hometown of Bethany, Illinois. Just nine days later, they received heartbreaking news: a routine …

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