Fa m ily P rof i l e :
Home: Cassville, MO (Barry County) Due to some pregnancy complications, my daughter Ariella was born at 34 weeks and 5 days. She was not breathing when she was born, so she went straight to the NICU. Later, while in the NICU, she also had a feeding tube placed. We were two hours away from home with no car, no money, and I did not know how I would eat after I was discharged from the hospital. I was told about the Ronald McDonald House by a staff member, and they took so much weight off my shoulders by providing transportation, a place to wash up, a place to stay and a nice hot homemade meal. What I love most about this charity is how safe and home-like they make you feel. Now, my daughter is nearly a year old, and we want to come back and visit the Ronald McDonald House soon!