Family Stories

Mom and chubby baby

Frightened Parents Find Solace at Rmh

Having a premature baby is a very real struggle that many of our RMH families endure. Each new day brings about the psychological ups and downs that wear these new parents down. Crystal and Jon Ipe of Sarasota knew early in Crystal’s pregnancy that things were not going to be easy for their new child,…

Presley Scott shading her eyes

LARGE BRAIN TUMOR AFFECTS TODDLER

LARGE BRAIN TUMOR AFFECTS TODDLER “When will the playground be ready?” asks Presley Scott of her mom Christine. The Scotts are staying at the Tampa Ronald McDonald House (RMH) while Presley undergoes daily radiation at Florida Hospital for her brain tumor. Christine Scott never expected that she would find herself needing the resources of Ronald…

Hager family with little baby & two other kids

EARLY BIRTH TURNS LIVES UPSIDE DOWN

Brooksville resident Jillian Hager was pregnant with her second child and looking forward to the new addition to her family. She already had a full house with her 18-month old daughter Joanie, and her boyfriend’s children, nine-year old Isaiah and 14-year old Devlin. Her pregnancy was going smoothly until she went into labor at 23…

Mom and daughter at RMH

LOOKING FOR ANSWERS

Crystal McVay found herself driving from Panama City, Florida to St. Petersburg on the busiest travel day of the year, Sunday after Thanksgiving. Traffic was horrible and having a tired seven-year old daughter named Abbigayle in the car did not help matters. Abbi suffers from extreme anxiety and her mom decided to try the treatment…