It's a parent's worst nightmare. Your child is seriously ill or injured, maybe struggling to survive. Their best hope requires medical care in an unfamiliar city, far from home, family, and support. Without a second thought, you are on your way, perhaps with only your fears and faith in tow.
You will do whatever it takes to help, comfort and save your child.
Once at the hospital, your focus is on helping your precious patient face the frightening, confusing and often painful world of treatments and procedures. Unfortunately, this means that you must be at your child's side and away from home for days, weeks and even months -- creating additional hardship and anxiety about where you and your other family members will stay or how you will live while away.
This is where the Ronald McDonald House does its best work—helping children and families. For the past 34 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore has been a place in Baltimore where parents and families can find respite, comfort, support and some sense of normalcy in a world that has been turned upside down. This place of respite and refuge is Maryland's one and only Ronald McDonald House. During these difficult times, families have a respite from the Hospital environment. The Ronald McDonald House gives kids, parents and extended family a home away from home where they can find refuge, compassion, encouragement and sustenance.
Last year, 1,372 families stayed at RMHC Baltimore for a total of 13,140 nights. The families who stay at RMH get lodging at a minimal cost (or free), home cooked meals, a shuttle to take them to the hospital each morning, a playground where children can laugh, play and be kids. Best of all, they get the opportunity to gain strength and understanding from the other families who know what they are going through. And that's something not even the best hotel can provide.
Our agency, Browns Insurance, is on a mission to help keep families together so that they can focus on what's really important - their family and the health of their child.
Our agency will donate $10 to Ronald McDonald House of Baltimore on your behalf for every recommendation you send our way, and we'll add you to our monthly drawing for a $50 Gift Card. Getting involved has never been so simple, or Free!