Alex smiles at the camera while resting on his mother's shoulder

Our Families Alex's Story

Alex’s Story

It was a Friday evening in January, the end of a long work week, and Alex’s family was sitting down to dinner at their home in Olympia. They’re a family...
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Robert, Tori, and Ireland

Our Families Ireland's Story

Ireland’s Story

Mysterious symptoms Over Thanksgiving weekend of 2016, three-year-old Ireland started to complain of a headache. It got worse and worse until she vomited, and then she felt better. It worried...
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Iditarod Ride-Along for 7-Year-Old Jens!

Seven year old and Ronald McDonald House at ANMC resident Jens was whisked through the streets of Anchorage by dogsled for the opening day of the Iditarod! Thanks to a donation from...
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Bretton

Meet Bretton, Hockey Challenge Kid Captain

Update as of 2/27/2018: Bretton’s story has continued to inspire since we published this story in February of 2017. When Bretton skated again for the first time since his foot...
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Alaskan House Rendering

Coming Full Circle

Ariel, a childhood cancer survivor who stayed at the Ronald McDonald House in Seattle, recently delivered a healthy baby at the Alaskan Native Medical Center (ANMC). Her proud parents had...
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Maddy shows her strength

Our Families Maddy's Story

Maddy’s Story

Families who stay with us during the holidays are not only taking care of a sick child, but they are far from home and many are unable to celebrate with...
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Caleb’s Story: An Update

You might remember Caleb from our previous blogs! Caleb was featured at our Hockey Challenge earlier this year. Play the video below to hear an update from his family:

Jane’s Story

Jane remembers the harrowing midnight drive from Kennewick, WA to Seattle Children’s hospital as one of the hardest nights of her life. She’d taken her five-month-old son to the ER for what...
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A Family Perspective, Part 2: Alexandra’s Story

The Ronald McDonald House serves a variety of ages, with patients up to 21 years old. Alexandra is one such teen, who came to the House after a nine-month hospital...
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A Family Perspective, Part 1: Blanca’s Story

Blanca has been an extraordinary member of the community here at the Ronald McDonald House. Not only does she take care of Alexandra, her teenaged daughter being treated for bone...
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