Keeping Us Together – The Klastow Family

Keeping Us Together – The Klastow Family

Like many second time moms, Lindsey Klastow didn’t expect an emergency C-section at 31 weeks into her pregnancy due to preeclampsia. Not only was she facing recovery from the unplanned surgery but also a long commute between her home in Ludington, MI and Helen DeVos...
A Tough Little Guy – Axel Reyes

A Tough Little Guy – Axel Reyes

“Think of the milestones we would have missed if we couldn’t stay close”, says Nadia as she talks to Chance about their baby Axel. Nineteen-year-old Nadia is from McBain, MI- about an hour and half away. She was in Grand Rapids on bed rest for three weeks and...
Rarer Than a Lightning Strike – The Williams Family

Rarer Than a Lightning Strike – The Williams Family

Imagine hearing that not only does your child have cancer- but it’s such a rare form that it’s only been documented in 135 cases worldwide- or in less than one percent of the population. More rare than being struck by a lightning bolt. That is what parents of two year...
A Place to Call Home – The Theobald Family

A Place to Call Home – The Theobald Family

Jilleanna Theobald never expected to be away from her home in Cadillac for six months. But when she was, she couldn’t imagine being at a better place than the Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan (RMHWM). Jill was put on bedrest at home when her water broke...
Striving for Normalcy – The Gordier Family

Striving for Normalcy – The Gordier Family

Our family lives in Brimley, Michigan which is 16 miles from the Canadian border. The Upper Peninsula is a wonderful place to live and raise a family, but due to the isolated nature of the area, we lack many medical and psychological services. We have four children...
The Unexpected Becomes Reality – The Williams Family

The Unexpected Becomes Reality – The Williams Family

As a former McDonald’s team member, Abby would donate whatever she could to the Ronald McDonald House never thinking she would be needing to use the services RMHC provides. That all changed on August 27th, 2021. At just 28 weeks and 4 days pregnant, Abby was diagnosed...