The Stewart Family

From the moment she walked in the door, the feel and environment of RMH gave Melissa a sense of normalcy. Melissa was grateful for the playroom, outside swing on the...
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The Recker Family

Three days after delivery, Trisha was discharged from the hospital. With one son at home 76 miles away and 3 new babies in the NICU, Trisha wasn’t sure how she...
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The McGovern Family

Cade’s symptoms, including feeding intolerance, epilepsy, and inability to speak have become a normal rhythm for the McGovern family. They have had multiple stays at the University of Iowa Stead...
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The Hull Family

The Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City alleviated some stresses.  Wendy, Landry’s mom, did not have to worry about lodging for the seven months Landry spent at the hospital. Wendy...
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The Rauen Family

Tom and Amanda were very thankful for the close location and home-made meals they received at the Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City. “Being walking distance from the hospital was...
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The Murphey Family

The boys are very active and curious, so the Murphey’s appreciated the many common areas at the House where they could spread out so they didn’t become stir crazy in...
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The Reuter Family

Caitlin went to the Family Room at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital to relax. “Not having to leave the floor but being able to get out of...
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The Lentz Family

After the transplant, Rachel and Eva stayed in the hospital for two weeks to recover. During that time, Rachel’s mother stayed at the House with Rachel’s other two small children...
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The Kohn Family

“Monetarily, for a family that has been in the hospital as long as we have, that helps more than people know,” says father Chris. “Hospital food is expensive, plus it’s...
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The Tysdahl Family

SHELTER FROM THE STORM For the older Tysdahl boys, their time at the House felt like a vacation, Carrie recalls. “They got to play outside and pick out toys from...
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