When your family is in a scary situation, it’s the little things that matter most.
For Amber, it wasn’t easy when her youngest was born early. 34 weeks early, to be exact. Her baby, Evan, needed to be put on a ventilator and was rushed to Strong Hospital for close care with the nation’s top doctors. During these long, scary two weeks in the hospital, Amber stayed at Ronald McDonald House on Westmoreland Drive. During her time at The House, she felt welcome. Little things—like having a breast pump and refrigerator already in her room, a warm meal after a long day, or a ride to and from the hospital whenever she needed it—were provided by RMHC volunteers.
Her oldest daughter, Madisynn, who was 5 years old at the time, stayed with her off and on throughout the two weeks. They made her feel right at home and gave her a Beanie Baby basket to bring her a bit of happiness.
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