Monthly Archives: July 2011

The absent child

By Missy Strittmatter This past week my oldest son has been away at camp and everyone here at the Ronald McDonald House has been enduring my daily maternal neuroses regarding how he is doing, what he is wearing and the … Continue reading

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I’m 23 and I Still Want My Mom

by Crystal Porter, RMHC Intern Before the age of 23 I was fairly healthy, with the usual minor ailments like childhood illnesses, infections, sprains and pesky seasonal allergies. The only surgery I’d ever had was when I had my wisdom teeth removed … Continue reading

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ALERT: Watch Fox 7 Tonight

by Jan Gunter We’ve been told that our Healing Hearts story will air tonight on Fox 7 at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. tonight, July 21, barring any big breaking news. If you miss the story, you’ll probably be able to … Continue reading

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There’s No Place Like Home

by Beverly Seffel I recently spent way to long for me anyway in Italy.  Yes it was beautiful, but there is no place like home.  It made me think about how the families who stay here must feel.  Some of … Continue reading

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Healing Hearts

by Jan Gunter Today we spoke with a news crew about how we help families in their darkest days. Since the early 1990’s we have been providing burial assistance funds and bereavement support groups for families when they have lost … Continue reading

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By Derrick Lesnau Is it just me or does today’s date just make you want to run to the nearest convenient store for a cherry slurpee and some nachos…..and maybe a six pack or a lottery ticket since you’re there … Continue reading

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The Best Fireworks

By Carrie Leising, Guest Blogger Extraordinarily, I saw the best fireworks the summer that I was diagnosed with cancer. I was in and out of the hospital, and my parents were staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Orange County, … Continue reading

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