“Share A Night” with a Family

at the Ronald McDonald House for Only $15.00 per Night!

...Because the last thing a family with a gravely ill or injured child should have to worry about is where to sleep.

 

As you probably know, the illness or injury of a child is difficult under the best of circumstances, but when that illness requires hospitalization far from the familiar surroundings of home, I am sure you can imagine how it can turn a family’s life upside down. It did for Diana and Bradley Swanson when their son Marley was diagnosed as having a brain tumor in the Pons area of the brain.

Concern for their child’s recovery… the cost of medical care…questions about paying for a prolonged stay … concerns about losing a job or having to quit one to become a caretaker…these and other worries loom over many of the families who walk through our door.

Today you can help a family eliminate one of their worries. Consider sponsoring a room for a night…a week…a month…or more. 100% of the funding for the Buffalo Ronald McDonald House comes from local donations. You can rest assured that each dollar of your donation helps families right here at the Buffalo Ronald McDonald House.

cropped-diana-and-marley-photo“Marley’s a really tough little 4-year old. He doesn’t complain. In between treatments, we spend our time at the House being a family, playing games, raiding the fridge and cherishing our time together. The Ronald McDonald House allows us to focus entirely on our family members who need our undivided attention”, shares Diana.

“This is just the start of a very, very long journey towards Marley’s recovery. We are blessed by having so many kind people praying for his health and complete recovery. We have the best doctors, nurses, and equipment possible for Marley. We have our faith in God. Thanks to you, we have our Home away from Home”, adds Bradley.

Thanks to your support, for over 60 nights our House was able to provide a private bedroom, nutritious meals, transportation and a place for the Swanson’s to call home.

“We honestly don’t have to think about anything but Marley, everything is taken care of.”
“We honestly don’t have to think about anything but Marley, everything is taken care of.”

Can you imagine how costly a two-month stay would be for a hotel room and food for a family? The financial toll of hospitalizations, follow-up treatments and rehabilitation can be overwhelming: even a financially strong family can be devastated by an extended hospital stay. And, as insurance companies eliminate lodging support for families with sick children, more and more families cannot even afford the suggested donation of just $15 a night per family.

Thanks to your support, no eligible family is turned away, like the Swanson’s, who have been able to stay with us for the entire time. By sponsoring a room for a night…a week…a month…or more, you can keep the Ronald McDonald House’s doors open 365 days a year to provide a supportive “home away from home” for families as long as they need it ….for follow-up visits…for years to come.

100% of the funding for the Buffalo Ronald McDonald House comes from local donations. 100% of your donation stays right here at the Buffalo House. Please give generously to make the Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo a place far from home that feels just like home.

With heartfelt gratitude,

Sally Vincent