Welcome to our team home page! We’ve formed a team for the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware’s annual 5K Run/Walk in Lewes because we want to help keep families with seriously ill or injured children together, while their child receives live saving medical treatment.
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We have signed up to participate in the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware’s annual 5K Run/Walk in Lewes so that we can help keep families close to the care their sick children need, and to each other.
This team is names Mini Wheat in honor of the Wheatley Family's son, Camden. Here is a testimonial from Monica Wheatley;
"The Ronald McDonald House of Delaware holds a special place in our family's heart. June of 2017 we found out that Camden had a heart condition, a coarctation of the decending aorta, and was going to need heart surgery. The wonderful doctors and nurses at A.I. DuPont took care of our special boy and he is now healthier than ever.
The House was a place of comfort and support as we went through some of the most difficult days we have ever had to face. While we were there, we met other families and children who comforted and helped us through this time. Most of them were in the house for months at a time. Listening to thier stories and seeing the compassion and need for the house has motivated us to help raise money and help ease any burden for others in the future."
It is free for a family to stay at The House, but there is a $15/day cost to keep the room going. Our team is hoping to raise enough money to take care of a room for one year. This is $5,475. Any little amount is appreciated.
It’s easy to make a difference – just click the button on the right to make a donation or to join the team!
We greatly appreciate your support of our participation. We can’t thank you enough for your continued support!
The Ronald McDonald House of Delaware provides a safe, affordable “home away from home” to families of seriously or chronically ill or injured children who are being treated at area hospitals.
The House is a place where families who have to travel far in order for their child to receive specialized pediatric medical care can stay together. Families find a bit of comfort and peace and a hot evening meal after a long day at the Hospital.
The Ronald McDonald House of Delaware has 56,000 square feet of living space, including 50 guest rooms, each with a private bathroom. Our staff and volunteers welcome families and visitors from 9:00am to 9:00pm.
The Ronald McDonald House of Delaware also operates three Family Rooms at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital, Christiana Hospital and Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. The Familiy Rooms provide a brief respite for parents and other family members, that is away from the hospital setting, but still within feet of their child.