Berklee Family Story

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Berkelee was born August 30th six weeks early. After she was born she was having difficulty breathing and was transferred to the NICU at Freeman. Once we arrived at the NICU and Berkelee was stabilized the staff helped us get set up to stay at the Ronald McDonald house. I cannot put into words the […]

Kramer Family Story

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“It was hard not to be home, but it was wonderful to be near a hospital that could take care of me well. It was a scary time for my husband and I, waiting for our daughter to come. The RMH is the bright spot of this hard season while waiting to deliver our baby. […]

Wade Matney

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The Matney Family’s Story Carl Junction, Missouri Wade Matney was born to Mary and Michael three weeks early on January 30, 2012, and weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz. On his third day in the hospital he was admitted to the NICU. His parents and sister Ella, stayed close by at Ronald McDonald House. Two days […]

Petersen Family Story

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Alexa Petersen was born two months early on June 19, 2008, and weighed 2 lbs. 5 oz. After first deciding not to stay at Ronald McDonald House, after a few days, Alexa’s parents (Melissa and Trevor) changed their minds, having experienced the exhaustion of driving back an forth every day from Carthage to be with […]

Owen Jones

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The Jones Family’s Story Nevada, Missouri Owen Jones was born 30 days premature on May 8, 2019. He weighed 5lbs. 9oz and spent seven days in the NICU. His mom and dad (Renee and Shawn) spent four days at Ronald McDonald House in Joplin. “Our blessing from God, Owen, had to spend his first week […]