When the doctor says, “We have to take the baby now…”
When the baby weighs barely one pound at birth — when she’s only 11 inches long… When Mom is discharged from the hospital, but little Scarlett Grace has to stay behind in NICU, fighting for her life…
He was such a beautiful boy. Kind-hearted, inquisitive, active. But then — suddenly — the delightful 11-year-old was a shell of his former self. “His smile was gone,” his mom remembers. “His voice, silent. And his eyes, vacant.”
You never think it will happen to you. But then, one day, it does. Melissa was a young nursing student, with a great heart for people in need. So she volunteered at Ronald McDonald House. She never imagined she would return — 10 years later — desperately in need of help, with her own child struggling in the hospital...
You’ve known people like William and Jenna ... absolutely giddy with the news that they’re going to have a baby! They found out last July. They were so thrilled! But by January, they were reeling. Jenna was in the hospital. Medical complications mounted. The baby would be coming early — dangerously early.
The time we spent at the Ronald McDonald House was unforgettable. Temporary housing doesn’t explain it at all. It is so much more than just a roof over your head.
Our story started out in May 2017. Our beautiful and loving daughter Chloe was hospitalized at Boston Children’s Hospital with an eating disorder.
We’ve always planned on having children. We planned on what the baby’s name would be, we picked out cute baby clothing, and we planned what the room would look like. We thought we planned for everything.
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I traveled to Newport, RI from State College, PA to attend my husband, John's graduation from the Navy's Officer Candidate School. Our son, John, was born at Newport Hospital through an emergency c-section, we were not expecting his arrival.
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