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Movie Night at the House

December 19th, 2013

Since last summer, the movie night at the Ronald McDonald House has been a new source of entertainment right at the House. The movie night was originally suggested by Tiffany Klopp as a fun way for families to join together in the House community and for families to relax together on a Wednesday night. The movie night, hosted in the…

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Our Journey

December 16th, 2013

The journey that brought us to the Ronald McDonald House started when my son was 4 weeks old and had his first surgery.  He is now 4 and has had 15 surgeries and numerous procedures, tests, and medications. We still only know bits and pieces of what is going on with him.  We know he has Eosinophilic Esophagitis, autonomic dysfunction, autonomic neuropathy, sub-glottis stenosis,…

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The House that Love Built

December 9th, 2013

I would be considered the staff newbie here at the Ronald McDonald House. Even though I have friends and family who volunteered at the house past and present, you cannot truly appreciate this magical place until you are here for a few days. I’m not just saying it because I work here! In no time at all you quickly realize…

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Club Ronnie

December 2nd, 2013

Today I once again heard the endearing words Club Ronnie from a very special returning guest. For years, I have heard families use that name and others when referring to our House and it always makes me smile.  These names have been passed on from family to family affectionately without any help from RMHC staff. These names feel personal, welcoming…

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Last Night I Met a Princess

November 28th, 2013

Last night I met a princess.  She was dressed in satin and the lace on her beautiful gown shimmered in the evening light.  Her tiny feet were encased with slippers that bore the faces of other princesses like her.  Her skin was flawless and pale, her eyes the size of saucers that sparkled with secrets only she knew.  Now most…

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The Secret Garden

November 25th, 2013

The Ronald McDonald House Secret Garden is a four-season garden. Our backyard garden is a private, safe, and tranquil respite for our guest families, staff, and volunteers. It is cared for, developed and advocated for by myself as the lead gardener, and 16 other Master Gardener volunteers. We believe “today” is the most important day, so we strive for the…

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Blogging: Discovering the Personalities Behind the Ronald McDonald House

November 18th, 2013

Websites are essential. Social media is a plus. But blogging? That’s the fun part 🙂 It is a great step that the Ronald McDonald House in Milwaukee is taking, allocating space on their website for some of their behind-the-scenes staff (and possibly other friends) to offer their insights.

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Through the Eyes of Ann | RMHC Gala 2013

October 18th, 2013

As I sit at my desk amidst piles of “works in progress”, I cannot help but reflect on the success of our recent gala and all the hard work and contributions of so many that made it the success that it was.  As a past board member and attendee of galas past, I was able to reap the benefit of…

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Thank you from Marlene!

October 7th, 2013

Set up for the Ronald McDonald House gala took place Saturday morning.  I want to say a huge thank you to the students at Carmen High School of Science and Technology and Marquette High School for all of their help.  They made themselves available to help in any way needed.  Everything they did was incredibly helpful and useful.  It made…

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Homeword Summer 2013

August 19th, 2013

Click here to read our latest edition of HomeWord.

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