MONROE, LA (KNOE) - Many families travel far from home and spend several weeks or months to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children which is a long time to be away or to divide a family. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having mom and dad close by for love and support. A Ronald McDonald House provides a place for families to call home so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little to no cost.
Courtesy: MGN Online
Our Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest. We believe that when a child is hospitalized the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed.
When families walk into a Ronald McDonald Family Room, we want them to forget they're in a hospital. Often steps away from a pediatric or intensive care unit, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms offer a place to rest and regroup right at the hospital, just moments away from their sick child.
Research shows that staying close by allows parents to better communicate with their child's medical team and improves adherence to complicated treatment plans.
Christmas is right around the corner and more turkey, dressing, ham will be on the dinner table December 25th. The Ronald McDonald has a special cookbook to add a little more holiday cheer to your dinner table.