I want to start off by thanking all those who have purchased one of our ‘J4K Helping Hands’ Foundation Bracelets (What is the J4K Helping Hands Foundation? Click this link to find out)
We have just reached our latest $500 donation total and have decided to donate to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
This Charity is VERY Close to my heart. My Niece Aimee is currently fighting her second bout of Acute Myeloid Leukemia at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. My family is being helped and supported so much by the Ronald McDonald House in Manchester England.
If you aren’t familiar with the Ronald McDonald house Charities and the AMAZING service they provide, here is more information:- (www.rmhc.org/ronald-mcdonald-house)
Our homes are filled with more than help, they’re filled with hope
Many families travel far from home and spend several weeks or months to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children – a long time to be away or to divide a family. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having mom and dad close by for love and support. A Ronald McDonald House is that “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost.
Our Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest. We believe that when a child is hospitalized the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed.
Allow Families to Face the Weight of Illness Together
Families are stronger when they are together, which helps in the healing process. By staying at a Ronald McDonald House, parents also can better communicate with their child’s medical team and keep up with complicated treatment plans when needed. They can also focus on the health of their child, rather than grocery shopping, cleaning or cooking meals.
Allow Children to Get the Best Care
When your child is sick, you want the best care possible – even if it is hundreds or thousands of miles away. The Ronald McDonald House allows families to access specialized medical treatment by providing a place to stay at little or sometimes no cost.
Services for Families
At every House, families can enjoy:
Playrooms for children
Depending on the House, these services may also be available:
Special suites for children with suppressed immune systems
Accredited education programs
Non-clinical support services
Sibling support services