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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ronald McDonald House

 
For those of you that were like me and dropped some money into the little RMH collection box's a few times a year, that saved soda pop tabs and then didnt think about the RMH again until their next drive,  Nows the time to think differently.
On 10-10-10 I was fortunate  enough to check into the Vegas RMH where I was welcomed with warm arms (and big red shoes).  This home is beautiful and was built by love for families that have children in the hospital.  These homes are located through out the US.  Find one close to you and go volunteer there.  You will receive as much joy by serving as those that are receiving.  Theres all kinds of opportunities to help.  I witnessed a family cooking dinner for the residents last Saturday.  I watched a family cook dinner, parents teaching their teenage children how to cook.  What a great way to spend a Saturday night, parents with their teens, laughing and cooking while serving families that are staying there due to sick children.  I visited with some other parents that were staying in the home, I heard their stories of their sick children and my heat ached for them.  Oh how grateful I am for this program and the relief it brings to families while they watch their children in so much pain and agony.  How grateful I have been for the warm bed to sleep in a few hours each night.  The beautiful home, huge kitchen and amazing laundry room.  Thank you RMH of Las Vegas for allowing me to stay there while Alex was/is in the hospital.  I plan on visiting the STG home and hope that YOU will visit a RMH near you.  If we each give one hour a month, think of all the hours we will donate to these families that find themselves in horrible situations.  It felt like home - thank you. I'm not there tonight - Alex is having some struggles - hes back on oxygen at UMC for the moment.

2 comments:

  1. I am so glad that the RMH is so amazing... I always knew what it was but didn't know it was so amazing! Alex we are all thinking of you and are way excited for you to come home. I have a funny story for you and your mom about work this morning but it is way to long to type. Love and miss you and tour family! I can't wait to see you again.
    Amanda Davis

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  2. Ditto what Kaleen said about the Ronald McDonald House. Dane's dad stayed there and was able to have Wyatt & Kendle (Dane's brother & sister) stay there too. They loved it! Dane also stayed there the night he was released so we could all get a good night's sleep before driving back. It is an amazing place with some amazing volunteers!!!

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Alex on Wednesday, Oct.6

Alex on Wednesday, Oct.6

Dane Thursday Oct 7th

Dane Thursday Oct 7th
Before Life Support was removed

Alex's Room

Alex's Room
Thanks for all the love