George Garrity Benton was born with several congenital heart defects. After multiple open-heart surgeries, he received a heart transplant in February 2012. With this special gift, George put up a tremendous fight to get better. During his stay at A.I. DuPont in Wilmington, George's family lived at the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware for 8 months to be close to him.
Please join us on September 15th at Irish Eyes in Lewes for a 5k Walk/Run to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware.
The Ronald McDonald House serves as a safe haven for so many families that need a place to stay while their children receive special care from A.I. DuPont. This event is a simple way of giving back to a place that George's family called home for so long.
Tara, Kenny, Keith, Savannah, Mandy, and George
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 and operates 3 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms within pediatric units of hospitals across Delaware.
The House is a place where families can stay together and receive the kind of special care they need at such difficult times. Families find a bit of comfort and peace and a hot evening meal after a long day at the Hospital. Our House has 56,000 square feet of living space with 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 3 Family Rooms at Bayhealth Medical Center, Christiana Care and Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to provide a respite space away from the child’s hospital bedside.