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    Premature Baby

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    Premature Baby

    You don’t know me, but I have a lot to thank you for. Last August, I was born 10 weeks early across the street at Sentara Norfolk General. While that may be enough to deal with, I was never meant to be born down here. My parents are from Baltimore, Maryland and we happened to be on vacation in the Outer Banks when everything happened. My mom woun Read More About Premature Baby

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    Helping those in Need

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    Helping those in Need

    The Ronald McDonald House helped us 10 years ago. Our son had the Nuss procedure. It was a big help to have a place so close that we could take turns taking a shower, nap, or just go for a walk. Thank you for all you do. Read More About Helping those in Need

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    Thankful Family

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    Thankful Family

    I thank God for this. Ronald McDonald House of Norfolk is truly a home away from home, I appreciate everything that everyone has done for me and Esther. We feel comfort, peace, and love from everyone that works here at this house. Read More About Thankful Family

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    Blessings to our Family

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    Blessings to our Family

    The Ronald McDonald House has been such a blessing to my family this holiday season. My mother and I traveled from Florida so I could have surgery at CHKD. During our stay, mostly my mother’s stay, the caring staff and volunteers provided much needed support and the donated meals were blessings. Thank you so much and God bless. Read More About Blessings to our Family

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    Overcoming Stressful Times

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    Overcoming Stressful Times

    My husband and I arrived at the Ronald McDonald House when our son was admitted to the NICU less than 24 hours after birth. It was one of the most stressful and overwhelming experiences we have ever had, but the warm welcome we received at the Ronald McDonald House was such a comfort. Everyone took such great care of us and made us feel so comfort Read More About Overcoming Stressful Times

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    Awesome Service

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    Awesome Service

    My daughter had surgery July 31st. We stayed at your Ronald McDonald House and are so thankful for the lovely experience we had! Thank you for this awesome service to all families that need a home away from home! God bless. Read More About Awesome Service

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    Adoption

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    Adoption

    My husband and I recently had the incredible opportunity to adopt a newborn baby girl, Ava, from Virginia. Unfortunately, Ava had some early breathing complications which required her to be transferred to CHKD’s NIC Unit for 8 days. During her stay, the staff at CHKD was gracious enough to recommend that we move into the Ronald McDonald House. Read More About Adoption

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    Child With Cancer

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    Child With Cancer

    If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone. Tommy’s daughter Randi was diagnosed with a brain tumor in the base of her brain two weeks shy of her second birthday. She had chemo therap Read More About Child With Cancer