three photos of Krsystal Smith holding baby Gus, Baby Gus in the hospital, then dad and baby Gus in the hospital.

An easy and fulfilling way to help Central Texas families this holiday season

Thank you Culture Map Austin for the lovely article. We appreciate it. @culturemapaustin, #keepingfamiliesclose

Volunteer Trevor happily poses with a statue of Ronald McDonald and has his hand in a thumbs up gesture.

Volunteer Profile: Trevor Rials

We're grateful to amazing volunteers like Trevor, who took time out of his work sabbatical from @Cerner Corporation to help us stay organized. #givingback

Dawalt Family walking down hospital hallway together as they take baby Wesley home.

Family Profile: Meet the Dawalt Family

The Ronald McDonald House allowed us to be there, and see Wesley every day, and let him know that there is somebody here for you...and somebody is going to take you home. #keepingfamiliesclose

Janda Family smiles down at a sleeping baby Ella.

Overwhelmed and Grateful: Meet the Janda Family

The Jandas stayed with RMHC-CTX for two months while Ella gained strength, not only eliminating the travel time but providing a close restful place for Sarah and Jacob to gather strength themselves; a necessary “Us time” for the new parents. #keepingfamliesclose

Nicholas smiles wide and holds his stuffed teddy bear at the Ronald McDonald House.

“The Ronald McDonald House is just a big relief.”

“The first time it hurts. The second time it hurts twice as much. I learned to be stronger than what I was, especially for my son. Nicholas keeps going and...
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Lily Cubbage is smiling off camera being held by her mom.

“The Ronald McDonald Family Room was an escape for me” – The Cubbage Family

“The Ronald McDonald Family Room was an escape for me from the NICU, a place to recharge and be with my older kids while I survived the two weeks while...
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Janak family smiles at the camera from left to right, mom, Ryan and dad.

Meet the Janak Family

“It’s written on the walls somewhere, the Ronald McDonald House has become our ‘home-away-from-home’. I feel at home. As we were going through this, I told my husband, they are...
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Krystal Smith tenderly holds her son Gus while he sleeps on her chest.

You cannot put a price on being close to your child

I knew of the Ronald McDonald House, but I never knew how amazing and wonderful this charity is until I needed it. Because I was right across the street from my child's hospital, I didn’t have to have to sleep in the hospital every night. #KeepingFamiliesClose

The Janda family from left to right, smile and hold their baby girl at Brazos Hall.

Wearing Red Shoes for Families

It was a sea of red shoes at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas’ Red Shoe Luncheon on September 19 at Brazos Hall. From sandals to cowboy boots, 275...
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Fathers for Hope Group stand in a row holding frames honoring their late children.

Finding Comfort, Together by Scott Carden

On our 7th Wedding Anniversary, our world was turned upside down, when our daughter Marie died minutes after an emergency C-section. My wife and I were devastated and could barely...
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