• artwork promo for web

Summer Newsletter: Meet Carly

20160316_193342The following was published in our Summer 2016 Newsletter, from Carly:

Hi Friends –

When I was diagnosed with T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma on November 15, 2015, it was scary. My family and I live in Saybrook, Illinois, so we had to travel to Springfield for the best care I could receive.  The week of my diagnosis, my mom, dad and aunt took turns staying with me and at the Ronald McDonald House. I was so glad they were able to stay close by while I was in the
hospital.

I’m still receiving treatment and it is nice for my mom to be able to stay at the House while we’re in town. My mom says the staffis very friendly and makes our family feel at home. She also said it was easy to be able to do laundry and grab something to eat at the House whenever she wanted during my hospital stay. While I’m at the hospital, I sometimes see the Ronald McDonald House
Happy Wheels Cart! The Happy Wheels Cart ladies know I love the stuffed animals, so they always have some special ones for me to pick out. Even Ronald McDonald stops by with the cart to visit!

My school, Ridgeview Elementary, has been collecting pop tabs to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House in my honor. Mom and I drop them off at the House when we come to town for my treatments. We’ve collected over 85 pounds since November!

It’s comforting to know my family can stay close to me while I receive care for my cancer, and it’s all because of your support. Thank you – seeing my family makes me really happy.

Carly

Family Stories

  • The Diebal Family

    Pictured are Jamie and Craig, with Allison and Jillian doing well at 16 weeks in August of 2017.

    Our 2017 Winter Mailer features to story of Jamie and Craig and their stay at the House when their twin daughters were born prematurely. Below is Jamie’s story in her own words.

    In the early morning hours of May 1, 2017, our world completely changed. I was only 27 weeks along in my pregnancy with twin girls, when my water broke. My husband and I arrived at the hospital in Springfield, fearing the ...

Read More...

RMHCCI Events

  • Labor Day Ducky Derby

    Thank you to all of our sponsors of the 2017 Labor Day Ducky Derby!

    Purchase your duck to participate in the first ever Labor Day Ducky Derby!

    Ronald McDonald House Charities of ...

Read More...

Our House

RMHC Central Illinois - house at 610 North 7th Street, Springfield, IL 62702 Phone: 217-
528-3314

610 N. 7th Street
Springfield, IL 62702
217-528-3314
Learn More
Contact Us

Stay Connected

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

Facebook Twitter Pinterest YouTube