Meet the Huggins family

For Allyson and Kyle Huggins, specialized care for baby Bryar in St. Louis was over three hours away from their home in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Having a child in the hospital is difficult, but having the best care for them over 150 miles from home adds more stress. Their family needed somewhere to be close while 10-week premature Bryar grew stronger in the NICU at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and be together with their older son Ty. Ronald McDonald House was the answer.

Offering families, like the Huggins, the necessities of a home is our priority. By taking away some of the hardships of balancing an illness, families can focus on what matters most – their child.


“People should know that it is not like a hotel. There is so much more,” says Allyson. “This was our home for three months.”

The 2022 Home Away from Home Appeal is the annual giving program that provides the financial foundation for our yearly operations. It costs RMHC $125 per night for each family’s stay. Your contribution will sponsor a family and help offset this cost. By joining this special group of donors, you will give children, like Bryar, the best medicine of all: family’s unconditional love and support.

Make your donation today.