Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Ronald McDonald House

In the past we have used the Ronald McDonald House in Wichita and Kansas City because of our grandson Nick. He has Cystic Fibrosis which is a genetic disease affecting approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) causes the body to produce an abnormally thick, sticky mucus, which clogs the airways and leads to life-threatening lung infections. The thick CF mucus also obstructs the pancreas, preventing enzymes from reaching the intestines to break down and digest food.

The Ronald McDonald House is a wonderful place for people with a lot on their plate already with diagnosis and treatment to rest in a homelike atmosphere but close to the hospital where their love ones are.

I ask my ESSDACK co-workers this last fall if they would help me collect pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. They very graciously said "yes." Grandpa and I dropped off 7 lbs. (which is more then it sounds like) around Christmas and they were very appreciative. We keep a glass jar in the kitchen at work and one at home. It is a very simple thing you can do that will help a lot of weary people. This grandma thinks that helping people through the good and bad times in life is after all what life is all about!

1 comment:

  1. Pat,

    Thanks for sharing your passion about the important work of the Ronald McDonald House. It is indeed a real blessing for families who have to live away from home for extended periods of time when they have a child with medical needs.