When a child becomes critically ill, the nearest treatment might be far from home in an unfamiliar community and medical center. Whether the child is facing cancer treatment, an organ transplant, or is recovering from major surgery, this treatment might require long periods of hospitalization and extended periods of hospital-based therapy. It is very important to the child’s healing process that the family can stay close to their young loved one. The costs for an extended stay hotel, months of parking fees, traveling from home to the hospital, and extra meals add up quickly. Not to mention, staying alone in a hotel room can often be lonely.
Ronald McDonald House Houston offers an affordable and comfortable place to stay where families have the chance to take their minds off their stress so they can be most helpful and supportive to their child and the other siblings. A nap, snack, hot meal, shower, or even a chance to talk with another parent is restorative and nurturing during an anxious time.
We rely on the support of the entire community and greatly value any donations made to RMHH. Thank you for your friendship and support!