Family Stories

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A CHILD’S STRUGGLE TO LEARN TO EAT

Michele and Eric Klinges of Clearwater were first-time parents and excited for their baby girl to arrive. Michele had gestational diabetes, so she and Eric were nervous about how this might affect their child. When Emily was born she was whisked away to the NICU while mom recuperated, and soon they headed home to begin…

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A FAMILY’S OVERWHELMING JOURNEY

We often say that when a child is sick or injured, families spend all of their energy and resources on trying to heal their child. These are not just words, they are the truth of how so many of our families come to find themselves staying at a Ronald McDonald House (RMH). The Hemmingway family…

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Adoption Detour

In our journey to adopt our daughter, Jamie, my husband and I made a stop at the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) in St. Petersburg, and it changed our lives. We live in Pennsylvania, and we were overjoyed when we learned that we would be adopting a baby girl, who would be born in Florida. Luckily…

Real Men Wear Bow Ties

Beth Rehberg was not overly concerned when the doctors decided to induce her son Tucker’s birth on his actual birth date. It seemed like things were proceeding normally, until the doctors told her and husband Jason that their new baby had an infection which required him to be transferred to All Children’s Hospital (ACH) in…