Family Stories

Little girl dressed up

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…

Family from Sweden with boy who can't walk

Walking for the first time

13-year old Robin Andersson’s smile lights up the room. Although he is in a wheelchair because of his spastic cerebral palsy, his positive outlook and enthusiasm for life overshadows his physical issues. He has just finished the second of his four-week treatments at the Conductive Education Center of Sarasota/Bradenton and is eager to begin walking…

Smith Family at RMH

Louisiana family finds home in Tampa

Successful marketing executive Jessica Smith was in Tampa for a convention during the 26th week of her pregnancy when she began to feel ill. After some quick research, she headed to St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital, where she was diagnosed with a ruptured kidney. It turns out that she had a ruptured kidney stone which had…