Moments to Cherish

Like many 10-year-olds, Frankie is an energetic kid who loves to dance, swim, ride horses, ice skate and play with her dog. In June 2020, Frankie started complaining about her right cheek hurting and numbness in her mouth. Her parents…

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A Peaceful Place During Troubled Times

While expecting their first baby, Isaac and Raquel Smith could not know he was going to arrive quite early. Or how much having access to the Ronald McDonald Family Room at SSM Health – St. Mary’s Hospital would mean to…

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Thank You for the Memories

In September of 2011, Ian was having trouble with everyday things, like tying his shoes. He was tired often and weak. Eventually, local doctors referred him to the specialists at American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison for the underlying diagnosis,…

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Augie’s Lunches with Love provides lunch for families at the Ronald McDonald House and the AFCH

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison (RMHC-Madison), along with Augie and his family, are excited to announce the newly named Augie’s Lunches with Love program at the Ronald McDonald House in Madison. Augie is a vibrant little boy who radiates…

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jacob home away from home

Home Away from Home: One Weekend a Month

Jacob is a smart, kind 9-year-old boy. Like many kids his age, he loves Star Wars and legos. Unlike most kids, Jacob receives a monthly injection of an experimental drug to manage immune complications. This treatment has given Jacob a…

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Forever Grateful for RMHC

Our son, Drew, was in the NICU at St. Mary’s Hospital for 98 days. Without the Ronald McDonald Family Room, we don’t know how we would have gotten through that time. We live in Beloit, so having a place to…

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Remembering Mady by giving back to RMHC families

Each November, just about the time our shelves start looking a bit bare, Heather and JR Jacobs fill them with items from their annual supply drive in honor of their daughter, Madyson. Mady was diagnosed with Walker-Warburg Syndrome, a rare…

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Eme and Presleigh

Because healing happens together

Eight year old Eme and five year old Presleigh both have a disease called Parry-Romberg Syndrome (PRS). PRS is a rare auto-immune condition that causes deterioration of half of the face, migraines and seizures. Because of this disease Eme and…

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Bowers family

The Bowers Family gives back to RMHC-Madison

Our son, Hudson was diagnosed with Vein of Galen Malformation in 2011, at just a couple months old. He has had numerous surgeries to help his body adjust with this malformation. During one of our first surgeries at American Family…

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Bob and Katie Gould

Great Givers – The Goulds

Bob and Katie Gould have been loyal supporters of Ronald McDonald House – Madison since the very first year of the House’s existence. When I sat down with them recently to talk about their long-standing support I asked why they…

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