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  • Imagine…getting a call from your child’s doctor to talk with you about the results of a routine test. Imagine…being told you have to take your child to another city for treatment. Imagine…arriving at the hospital overwhelmed with concern for your sick child and realizing you will need a place to stay for as long as your child is there.
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  • Ronald McDonald Presentation

    1. 1. Keeping families together Ronald McDonald House of Durham Lindsay Hege Special Events Manager [email_address] November 2011
    2. 2. A “home away from home” ~ Keeping families together “ The Ronald McDonald House provides the sense of normalcy and togetherness for the whole family during a time of extreme stress and crisis in their lives. A Hotel or apartment cannot offer support, comfort or counsel when you need it most.” ~ Ronald McDonald House of Durham guest
    3. 3. A history of the “House that Love Built” 1974 First Ronald McDonald House opens in Philadelphia <ul><ul><li>Fred Hill - a Philadelphia Eagles’ tight end - has a 3 year old daughter, Kim, who is being treated for leukemia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jim Murray (Eagles’ GM), Ed Rensi, (McDonald’s Regional Manager) and Dr. Audrey Evans (Pediatric Oncologist) work with Mr. Hill to develop a home for families with seriously ill children </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>McDonald’s owner/operators donate proceeds from Shamrock Shakes </li></ul></ul>1980 Ronald McDonald House of Durham opens <ul><ul><li>13 th Ronald McDonald House established </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First House in North Carolina </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First House established in a city without an NFL team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opened with 13 bedrooms </li></ul></ul>2005 Ronald McDonald Family Room at Duke Medical Center Opens <ul><ul><li>To serve local families and support families on RMHD waitlist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Since opening has seen over 81,000 visitors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open 7 days a week – staffed by volunteers </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Ronald McDonald House today
    5. 5. Funding and Community Support Ronald McDonald House of Durham receives support from hundreds of individuals, community organizations, student groups, athletic teams, schools, churches and businesses.
    6. 6. <ul><li>What it’s really about… - How would you feel if someone in your family was sick and had to stay at the hospital? </li></ul><ul><li>-What would you do if your family was far away? </li></ul>“ The House is a safe place emotionally where everyone understands everyone has an extra burden in their hearts, and everyone tries to be caring. And if stress levels prevent out-going caring, then quietness of heart is just as accepted. (If only the outside world could live as Ronald McDonald House families.)” ~Ronald McDonald House of Durham guest A “home away from home” ~ Keeping families together
    7. 7. <ul><li>“ The House gives us a home for our family while Cali fights for her life – it means everything to us.” </li></ul><ul><li>~ Chad and Sarah Moody </li></ul>The Moody Family
    8. 8. <ul><li>All families express… </li></ul><ul><li>Fear </li></ul><ul><li>Hope </li></ul><ul><li>Faith </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciation </li></ul>A community of hope, comfort and empathy <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Emotional support is available at the whisper of a need, or the drop of a tear. “ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>~ Ronald McDonald House of Durham guest </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>Families appreciate most… </li></ul><ul><li>A place to call “home” when they are far from home </li></ul><ul><li>A place to connect with others and “be normal” </li></ul><ul><li>A place to have a meal, do laundry, play and relax </li></ul><ul><li>A place of love and support </li></ul>A community of hope, comfort and empathy <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Here you have a support group…the other families in the house are going through some trying times with you. It’s really good to be able to talk to them; someone actually knows what you're going through.” ~ Ronald McDonald House of Durham guest </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Growing to serve more families <ul><li>Advances in pediatric medicine give more children hope </li></ul><ul><li>Growth of Duke Children’s Hospital </li></ul><ul><li>Specialty care – Thymus, Bone Marrow, Transplants and Clinics </li></ul><ul><li>RMHD will host over 1,200 family visits </li></ul><ul><li>29 rooms and one apartment, including 8 Transplant Suites </li></ul><ul><li>Will turn away almost half of those who need to stay due to lack of space </li></ul><ul><li>Family Rooms at Wake Med and Duke </li></ul><ul><li>Expansion of current building will double current capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded RMHD will have 55 rooms/ suites and one offsite apartment </li></ul><ul><li>Addition of new suites will allow for more long term families </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ I’m not alone here at Ronald McDonald House. Knowing that we have a safe place to stay, that we don’t have to stress about money means I can put my mind on what I came here for – the recovery of my child.” </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>~ Ronald McDonald House of Durham guest </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>The Need RMHD Today The Future RMHD
    11. 11. Keeping pace with current Duke Children’s Hospital growth
    12. 12. How our volunteers can help Cary Academy Time Talent Decorate pillow cases for kids Special holiday activities for kids Organize a Wish List Drive Baking cookies or making a meal Paint a mural in a family room Create welcome packages for families Special planter pots to take home Sport-A-Shirt t-shirt team
    13. 13. <ul><li>Thank you for supporting the Ronald McDonald House of Durham! </li></ul><ul><li>Giving begins with one inspired heart. Couple that inspiration with a passion to make a difference. Together, this match creates dynamic possibilities for families. Your support means another day of hope at the Ronald McDonald House of Durham. </li></ul>“ None of us is a good as all of us.” ~ Ray Kroc, McDonald’s Founder A “home away from home” ~ Keeping families together

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