A second home: Sanchez family

Matthew’s Story When 10-year-old Matthew’s left eye began drifting to one side, his parents, Noemi and Hugo, assumed he needed corrective glasses. But, after consulting with their doctor in Prosser,...
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Finding Bits of Home & Community at RMHC: Brystal

  Brystal’s Story Attending her first sleepaway basketball match should have been a big milestone for 10-year-old Brystal. Instead it was the beginning of a much longer journey. After the...
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Meet Nelson and his dad, Guy.

Nelson’s Story Nine-year-old Nelson ran around his school when he had an unusually sharp pain in his leg, alarming his parents. Arriving at their local hospital in Honolulu, HI, blood...
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Bringing families closer: RMHC and the Creer family embrace the power of summer Break

The Creer Family In late November, 11-year-old Stella began having headaches and and vomiting. As these symptoms persisted, her parents grew increasingly concerned, fearing it could be a sign of...
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Oliver’s story: A loving circle of protection

The DeLatin Family When Oliver was five months old, he developed a urinary tract infection that left him severely ill and hospitalized for six months. His recovery was a huge...
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Josh’s story: A world of change overnight

Joshua wasn’t feeling good the day before Easter and, to his parent’s horror, began throwing up blood. “That was our terrifying beginning to all of this,” Tammy Heeringa, Joshua’s mom,...
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It takes a community of volunteers to support RMHC families: Judy Adams

To celebrate volunteer appreciation week, we interviewed Judy Adams, Director of Volunteer Programs at RMHC of Western Washington and Alaska, to learn more about her job and the essential work...
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Colter’s Story: the right services and people matter

The first sign that something was seriously wrong was when Colter Martin, a Juneau Douglas High School senior, began to struggle to keep up with his teammates at basketball practices...
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Ryder’s Story: How To Look to the Future

Ryder is a rambunctious, creative little boy. He is usually a bundle of energy and, like any curious three-year-old, might push his limits a little further than his mother would...
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Owen’s Story: Two Brothers Shared Love for Soccer and Their Surprising Tie to RMHC 

In September of 2021, Owen Boyle and his younger brother Hugh (Huey) attended a soccer game at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, WA, to watch the Tacoma Defiance play. The two...
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