Ronald McDonald House Houston is so much more than a place to stay – thanks to our amazing supporters we can truly provide a home away from home to families.  You can support a family’s night stay with a donation today and read the stories below to learn about the impact your gift makes!


Caitlin’s Wish

Caitlin Ambrose always wanted to hold a sloth. The 21-year-old Ewing’s sarcoma patient from Australia finally got her wish, thanks to Ronald McDonald House Houston and the Houston Zoo. Caitlin, her parents and her two siblings visited the zoo, where they were treated to an exclusive meet-and-greet with Curly, a 25-year-old Linnaeus’s two-toed sloth. “It…

The Gardner Family – Mia’s Story

When husband and wife Milton and DarTanya Gardner found out they were finally pregnant, they made sure to follow the doctor’s orders closely. But one night, five months into mom’s pregnancy, she felt like something was wrong. DarTanya was going into labor and Milton drove her quickly to nearest hospital. Their baby girl, Mia, had…

Cactus Cowboy: Laurel’s Masterpiece

Laurel is an 18-year-old from Arkansas who stayed at our Holcombe House several times while receiving a bone marrow transplant at Texas Children’s Cancer Center.  Laurel loves animals (she has several pets at home!), arts & crafts, and making new friends from all over the world. Laurel often participated in our pet therapy sessions at…



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