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Boothe Family

Injured in an automobile accident and rushed to Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Michael Boothe sustained a traumatic brain injury. At age 16, he underwent a craniotomy to relieve the pressure in his brain. Francie Boothe, her husband and daughter rushed to be by Michael’s side.

The Boothe family comforted Michael through his day-by-day journey to recovery, and our House comforted the family thanks to the warm and positive environment. Francie shared her experience: “everyone was unbelievable… without the Ronald McDonald House… I don’t think we could have made it through.”

Michael is growing stronger each day, and had a reverse craniotomy on Francie’s birthday in February. He continues to be “an amazing inspiration” to his family and our House is cheering for him too. The pictures above show the incredible progress Michael has made thanks to the opportunity to heal together with his family.