Neonatal Intensive Care is among the most common medical situations that lead families to spend time at the House – and birth defects present a significant proportion of those stays. In the spirit of raising awareness for
National Birth Defects Awareness Month, we’re sharing a note from a family member whose stay at the House turned into an opportunity to give back:
"Last year around this time, our twin granddaughters were born. One of them was found to have a life-threatening birth defect and was airlifted to Riley. I caught up with them at the Ronald McDonald House. Despite my daughter being at first sick herself, everyone at the Ronald McDonald House took wonderful care of us all and showed nothing but patience and kindness. I remembered that kindness all last year, and also remembered you solicit donations of personal care items for guests. Please find some included. Thank you, God bless you, and Happy New Year."
-Jodi & Philip