“Our son, Owen, arrived 10 weeks early weighing just 3lb 14oz. I knew we had a long road ahead of us to get Owen healthy enough to come home. I found out the day of delivery about the Ronald McDonald House and secured a room,” said Brittany.
“We were prepared to have to be in the hospital until his due date, but thankfully, Owen progressed amazingly and had no serious medical or physical conditions, he just needed time.
I stayed at the Ronald McDonald house for 5 weeks while Owen, was gaining strength in the NICU at Parkview. I am very fortunate that I was able to stay at the House and spend as much time with Owen as possible;
it was a huge relief to be so close to him and having the comforts of home while watching him grow and develop outside of my body. The amenities the Ronald McDonald House offered were such a huge cost saver and stress reliever. Not having to worry about meals or planning a shower was so comforting!
Owen is now 20 months old and weighs 24 pounds and is active and healthy! I am so thankful that the Ronald McDonald House kept my family close and alleviated some stress during such a difficult time!”