Constance, a three-year-old girl with a ponytail, plays on the swings as her mother looks on

Our Families Constance's Story

Constance’s Story

Three-year-old Constance has been battling kidney disease since she was born. She’s endured multiple surgeries, seizures, hernias, headaches, high blood pressure, and daily dialysis treatments. But somehow, she doesn’t let...
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Our Families Vail's Story

Vail’s Story

Earlier this year, ten-year-old Vail started to have headaches: terrible, debilitating episodes that often caused him to throw up or dry heave. His parents, Charlotte and Pete, took him to...
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Video: Ireland’s Story

Watch Ireland’s family speak about their journey to the Seattle House and the welcoming community they found there. Video Transcript: Tori Wylam, Ireland’s mother: My name is Tori Wylam and...
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Our Families Curtis's Story

Curtis’s Story

When 2017 began, Curtis was just starting his senior year of high school. He spent his spare time skateboarding and hiking the forests around Sequim, his hometown. He had a...
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Gwen Malone stands in the basement storage area that she spend years organizing.

Volunteer Spotlight Gwen Malone

Volunteer Spotlight: Gwen Malone

Gwen Malone started volunteering at the Seattle House in 2004, and for the next ten years, her main job was keeping the medical supply cabinets stocked and organized. But it...
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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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Members of the Seattle chapter of the American Sewing Guild stand over stacks of rags.

Volunteer Spotlight Seattle ASG

Greater Seattle ASG

Every month, a half dozen or so members of the Seattle Chapter of the American Sewing Guild set up shop in the basement of the Ronald McDonald House in Seattle....
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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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Ruth Fox stands with another volunteer at the Seattle House front desk

Volunteer Spotlight Ruth Fox

Volunteer Spotlight: Ruth Fox

“I know we’ve just gotten started, but they used to live here and I just have to say hello.” Ruth Fox waves excitedly across the Seattle House lobby to a...
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Lettuce and kale grow in a vegetable box

Vegetable Gardens At the House

Vegetable Gardens at the House

It was a long winter, but now that summer is finally here, the vegetable gardens around the House are getting crowded. Heads of lettuce are growing round and full. The...
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