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Family Stories

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Dec
12

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It Comes From the Heart

Two-year old Maria loves the playroom at the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware. Every night after eating dinner, whether her Mom is done eating or not, Maria confidently runs to the playroom to be with her friends. Maria’s mom, Farah, says that playing with other children and making friends was not something she was able […]

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Nov
07

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She Never Has to Be Alone

When two-year-old Georgianna Cherry’s parents noticed their daughter’s stomach swelling, they originally weren’t concerned, but made a visit to the family doctor to be sure. The family’s world quickly turned upside down when they received a series of unexpected news. First, they learned there was a tumor on Georgie’s liver. Doctors assured them it was […]

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Oct
13

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Nicholas, a Hero

“On November 31, 2016, my son Nicholas had his 3rd surgery to remove a tumor that had grown back. The neurosurgeon told me he may never walk again. I will never forget the day I checked into the Ronald McDonald House. I was alone, worried, scared, sad, and still trying to process what the doctors […]

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Aug
09

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“Home-away-from-home”

The Hoover family is very familiar with joy, and with heartache. Among their heartaches, they think about the child they lost, who would have been ten this year. They also think of their newborn baby, who has been in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for children since she was born […]

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Jul
04

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It’s My Home; it’s Her Home

At four months old, Jazmin was diagnosed with a rare liver disease in her home country of Jamaica. When her parents Jessica and Javion realized that the proper care for Jazmin wasn’t available at home, they began to search for help in other countries. Time was of the essence for the Dunn family, because Jazmin […]

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Jun
12

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Always There For Us

On July 26, 2016, Jordan and his mom Rebeca arrived to Delaware after a long flight from their home in Ecuador.  That same day, Jordan received a blood transfusion of four pints of blood at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington. After being diagnosed with Leukemia in Ecuador, Jordan’s family flew to Delaware to receive treatment.  Far […]

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Feb
14

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Sammy’s Sprinters

Sammy Speiss Hinkle’s family has stayed at the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware many times while Sammy underwent surgeries and treatments for his rare form of dwarfism at Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Now, Sam and his family and friends participate in our K Run/Walk every year to support the House they called home […]

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Jan
17

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Garrett, a Hero

10-year-old Garrett is a hero.  After being hit by a car in May, he made a long recovery at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Garrett and his mom spent several months at the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware while Garrett received intensive rehab. While he has been discharged and able to go back home since, Garrett […]

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