Family Stories

  • A Baby of Their Own!

    A Baby of Their Own!

    Against the odds – an Australian couple overcomes distance, time, and two battles against cancer to make their dream of having their own baby finally come true! Susi Gross and Paul Doyle met as two young first-year teachers in Australia. The couple married in 2004 with the dream of starting their own family right away. But...Click here to Read More about this Story

  • One Grateful Family’s Story

    One Grateful Family’s Story

    The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile was recently visited by the family of a young boy who lived on a rural Nevada farm. He arrived with his mother and little sister. His mother shared that her son’s teacher had referred them to the Care Mobile for dental services. The teacher had shared with the mother that...Click here to Read More about this Story

  • Remembering Carmen

    Remembering Carmen

    The Ronald McDonald House provides precious moments together for a family with too little time left. Ten year old Carmen was a sweet child with a cheerful, dazzling personality, whose smile and laughter was contagious. Whether she was playing the piano at the Ronald McDonald House or conspiring with her little sister, Guadalupe, to hide sticky...Click here to Read More about this Story

  • Two Super Heroes

    Two Super Heroes

    At 30 weeks into their pregnancy, Sara and Todd were so excited to get a 3D glimpse of their second child, a boy! And they were even more excited about the idea of sharing those pictures with 2-year old Sapphire, who was just weeks away from becoming a big sister. "Sara's pregnancy had been perfectly normal...Click here to Read More about this Story

  • Emlyne's Story

    Emlyne's Story

    RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES GREATER LAS Vegas Emilyne Biggs from Pahrump, NV stayed at the Ronald McDonald House several times during her two-year battle with Leukemia. In May 2012, she graduated high school and was awarded a scholarship from RMHC of Greater Las Vegas to attend George Fox University in Oregon. The following is an email...Click here to Read More about this Story

  • Ready Set Adoption

    Ready Set Adoption

    Seven years, that is half the life of Ronald McDonald House Charities of GreaterLas Vegas. For long time staff at the House, seven years can seem like it passed very quickly. But seven years of longing for a child is different. And after seven years of longing, Kylee and Brandon decided to adopt, to love...Click here to Read More about this Story

  • Treasured Smiles

    Treasured Smiles

    The late Fred Rogers once said, "Anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me." I couldn't agree more. When my daughter, McKenna was about a year old, she battled through her first bout of pneumonia. At age two, she struggled through her second case of pneumonia. At age three; she...Click here to Read More about this Story

  • A Mother's Instinct

    A Mother's Instinct

    "I knew I needed to get a lot of rest and stay off of my feet as much as possible," said Shylo, "But I developed a blood clot and pneumonia just a few weeks later and had a really hard time breathing." As a result, Shylo went into full labor at just six months along....Click here to Read More about this Story

  • Baby Steven's Story

    Baby Steven's Story

    The Roland Family stayed at Ronald McDonald House for a little more than a month in March and April of 2012. When the Roland family recently came to stay at the Ronald McDonald House in Las Vegas, their newborn son, Steven, had just been diagnosed with a heart condition that would require surgery to save...Click here to Read More about this Story

  • The Dynamic Duo

    The Dynamic Duo

    Four-year old Leeland Shope and his grandfather, Robert Wall, are inseparable. So, when the youngster from Pahrump, Nevada, was diagnosed with Cancer, it was his Papa who brought him to Las Vegas for treatment and to stay at the Ronald McDonald House. And when the chemotherapy caused little Leeland's hair to fall out, it was...Click here to Read More about this Story