The Short Family

In 2015, my son, Clayton, was born a preemie in the Binghamton area, and then at three days old, he was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot, which is a rare...
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Lynnette Jones

At 11 years old, my daughter, Sarah, was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome, a genetic connective tissue disorder. Because connective tissue holds nearly all the body’s cells, organs and tissue together,...
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Caitlyn McKechney

The Ronald McDonald House was our life saver. When my daughter Kennedy was eight months old, we ended up at Strong Memorial Hospital because she completely stopped eating. She lost...
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Father and daughter smiling and holding each other in a hospital room

Virginia Rojas

In October, my daughter Natasha was diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia. She was in Albany Med and they decided the best course of treatment for her was a bone marrow...
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VanHoute two boys

VanHoute Family

In September 2010, close Ronald McDonald House friend Brooke delivered her baby boy six weeks early. While she and her family experienced long days and scary nights, they knew baby...
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Miller family boy and girl sitting together

Tracy Miller

I have twins, Charlie and Kadymarie. When I was 26 weeks, I went into labor. Charlie’s water broke, and I didn’t even realize it was happening. Being a first-time mom,...
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Purdy family boy with his black and white dog

Tracey Purdy

At RMHC, our families mean everything to us. Tracey Purdy, a member of one of our past families, reached out to share her story. Read it below: “Blake was born...
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Hosler family collage

Terri Lee Cook-Hosler

“We started staying at the Ronald McDonald House in 2000 when my son Ian Scott Hosler went into Strong Memorial Hospital for a liver transplant. We had been traveling to...
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Grobler family baby with special needs

Susan Grobler

My daughter was born February 19, 2016, with opaque corneas. After receiving the devastating news at home in Africa that no operation would be able to give her sight, we...
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Virgo Family portrait

Sheri Santoff Virga

Our son, Jacob, was born in 2001 with a heart defect called hypoplastic left heart defect, meaning he was born without a left ventricle. When he was born at Mercy...
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