NewsRadio Savannah and our sponsor The Dewitt Tilton Group introduces you to the Armitage family and their Ronald McDonald House Of The Coastal Empire experience:
When we married in 2011, we could have never dreamed of what would have come. After 2 years, we realized we likely had fertility issues and wondered if we’d ever start a family.
In June 2014 we got the news of our life- we were expecting quadruplets. Excitement soon turned to fear and anxiety. How would I carry 4 babies when i’d never been pregnant? What if there are issues? What if we don’t make it? Black Friday, November 2014 at 31.1 weeks pregnant, I awoke and realized I was in labor. We rushed to the hospital and our 4 precious babies were delivered. Reality hit. We were going to have 4 babies in the NICU. We started searching for hotels, airbnbs, any place to stay. Then we got a call from the RMH inviting us to stay instead so that we could be steps away from the babies.
The RMH quickly became our home. I was not in the Christmas spirit- as I was so worried- however walking in the house, I was met with smiles and Christmas decorations. The babies grew and slowly came off oxygen. We became friends with other parents going through the same thing. I remember the day one of the house managers came to me and asked if I wanted to go Christmas shopping in their room of donated items. I realized I had not thought to get my husband or the babies any Christmas presents- I was too focused on trying to stay pregnant as long as possible. On New Years Eve, all 4 babies got to come home. They turn 8 this year. The Ronald McDonald house has continued to be a huge support in our life. The financial strain of having 4 children the same age has been a hurdle. We are so grateful for all the ways the house has continue to show us love and give experiences to the kids that they wouldn’t have otherwise. The kids love collecting can tabs, volunteering, and sharing how the Ronald McDonald House helps families like ours.
How to help:
⏰ Accepting monetary donations between Now - December 12th, 2022
📍 Please deliver all cash, check, and gift card donations directly to iHeartMedia Savannah, 245 Alfred Street Savannah, GA 31408
💳Forms of donations accepted:
- Click here to make an online donation to the RMH. Add "Shop With A Cop" in memo.
- Checks made out to Ronald McDonald House with "Shop With A Cop" in memo.
- Visa, Master Card, AmEx or Target cards.
Sponsored by The Dewitt Tilton Group!