Kiah Goettlich's Road to Recovery

Goettlich Family

Kiah Goettlich’s mother, Bridgett, was desperate for help as her once active daughter was no longer able to get out of bed.  Bridgett recalled that “for 6 years we visited dozens of doctors seeking relief.”

The Goettlich family found hope in Providence in the form of a specialist at one of our world-class healthcare centers.  Kiah and her family traveled from Montana to Providence to meet with a doctor who not only diagnosed her condition as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, but eased her pain.  Kiah’s mother reflected that “It would not have been financially possible for us to get this life-changing treatment, and pay for food and lodging for several weeks, without the wonderful hospitality of the Ronald McDonald House.”

The House enabled Kiah and her family to make the nearly 2,300 mile trek to receive the treatment that would enable Kiah to regain her active lifestyle and move forward with her life.  “Kiah could barely walk through her high school graduation ceremony.  Today, she is a pre-med student and doing well.”  That is what RMH Providence is all about – providing families with an opportunity to stay steps away from the hospital so their children can heal and return home healthy.