NewsRadio Savannah introduces you to the Hunt-Tolbert family and their Ronald McDonald House Of The Coastal Empire experience:
The day I travelled across the street from Memorial Hospital to the Ronald McDonald House, I had tears in my eyes. Leaving the building my baby was in was nerve racking, but at the same time I was grateful that I didn't have to travel several hours back home.
Me, my husband, and our 2 boys were welcomed with open arms at the House. After going through the check-in process, my husband was taken around the House by a staff member while I rested. The first week was hard for me going back and forth to see my baby but everyone was friendly at the House and in the hospital. After settling in, things started to get comfortable and a little easier for my family. We were invited to many events just to get our mind off of all the stress we were under. We stayed throughout the holidays, and it started to feel like a movie because of all the decorations and how warm, friendly, and concerned everyone was. If we needed anything, all we had to do was ask.
My personal experience during my time in the Ronald McDonald House is unexplainable. I gained so much confidence while being there with the staff, other parents, volunteers, and visitors. I could never forget the cooks that came and prepared a big, wonderful meal for us. They were more than welcoming; they offered to fix our plates and get us anything we needed. The Ronald McDonald House is all about positivity, love, care, and compassion.
To this day, I still think about The Ronald McDonald House and its staff – it puts a smile on my face and bring happy tears to my eyes. They provided times for my boys and holiday gifts that I couldn't give them at the time because we were away from home. I will forever be grateful for everyone there and they will always have a place in my heart.
Two months after she was born at 27 weeks, weighing only 1 pound and 14 ounces, my baby girl was well enough to go home. It was bittersweet because I was happy to go home but I would definitely miss the Ronald McDonald House. My two boys finally got to meet their little sister – her name is Dream.
To and mothers or families staying in the Ronald McDonald House:everyone there provided us the comfort, stability, and space we needed to focus on our family and our newborn baby. I want to thank everyone at the Ronald McDonald House with my whole heart. God bless you and happy holidays!
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⏰ Accepting monetary donations between Now - December 11, 2020
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