She is described as the “sassy queen” of her family – “Don't call her a princess because she will correct you,” mom Heather said. But countless appointments, surgeries, and treatments have become normal activities for two-year-old Sadie. With breathing issues since birth, brain cysts, and other symptoms, doctors are still trying to determine a diagnosis and treatment plan for Sadie, which also means many trips Continue Reading A Family’s Special Place: Sadie’s Story...
Families share stories about their “home-away-from-home”
Thinking that they could not get pregnant, Payson, Arizona parents Lisa and Nick were ecstatic when they discovered they were having a baby. “He’s our little miracle boy,” Lisa said of her four-month-old son Logan. Continue Reading A Family’s Foundation: Logan’s Story...
Even during a global pandemic, pediatric illness doesn’t stop. Still, Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central and Northern Arizona continues to be a home base families can lean on as they focus on fighting life’s toughest battles. Continue Reading Comforts of Home: Jon’s Story...
Serenity was enjoying life as 16-year-old girl in Bouse, Arizona. When she wasn’t spending time with her friends, she could be found playing volleyball, basketball, softball and running track for her high school. But when she went to the doctor for what she thought was the flu, Serenity’s world turned upside down. Continue Reading In It Together: Serenity’s Story...
Before his third birthday, Titus had already endured over 20 medical procedures that required anesthesia. In search of a diagnosis for his heart condition and other medical issues, parents Stephanie and Steven have packed up their family for road trips from Lake Havasu City to Phoenix countless times, sometimes as often as every two weeks, for over three years. Continue Reading Sharing Moments of Togetherness: Titus’ Story...
"She has a twinkle in her eye, like she just wants to tell you something,” Marlena says of her newborn daughter, Breia. “She has Dad wrapped around her finger already.” Besides appreciating her sassy personality, Breia’s family has also quickly learned one of her greatest qualities – her perseverance. Continue Reading The Strength of a Family: Breia’s Story...