May

Aria Wakefield

Alicia Maynard shares her journey from the U.S. Virgin Islands to Miami where her daughter Aria Wakefield was born via emergency caesarian and later welcomed into her first home, RMHC of South Florida. 

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May

The Parker Family and the Cardenas Family

In this episode we feature two families who have stayed at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida. Trinity is an energetic 4 year-old who never fails to put a smile on our face. Alfred traveled from his home country of Venezuela to Miami as his family seeked the best eye treatment for him.

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May

The Moran Family

The Moran family traveled from Ecuador to Miami to seek the best medical treatment for their 3 year-old daughter Ana, who is need of a small intestine transplant. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic they discuss how RMHC has helped during difficult times and how they’re coping being apart. 

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Sep

The Joseph Family

Baby Amaya Joseph was born premature on September 8, 2019, three months early. The Joseph Family traveled from Nassau, Bahamas to Miami, FL  to seek the best medical treatment for their premature baby.  Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic they discuss how RMHC has helped during difficult times.

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May

ROAD TRIPS TO RECOVERY

By Nicole Betancourt In May 2019,  Kealaonaona and Rebecca Kaikala arrived at the Ronald McDonald House of South Florida with their 1 year old daughter Jesslyn from Queen City, Texas. After learning that Jesslyn had two cancerous tumors, known as bilateral retinoblastoma, her family quickly began the search for treatment. They took Jesslyn to the…

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Little Jordyn

It was during an ultrasound that the doctor told me that my baby would be born with Spina Bifida. Holtz Children’s Hospital referred me to Ronald McDonald House of Miami and all I knew was that they would provide us with a place to stay. Even though I was hurt and shocked, I did not worry…

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Feb

Meet Gael (UPDATE STORY)

The Aquino family is from the Dominican Republic and they came to RMHC of South Florida for the first time in 2016. Their story begins shortly after Evelyn Urbaez and Gustavo Aquino became parents to twins Matthew and Gael on February 5, 2016. When the boys were a month old, she noticed something strange in Matthew’s behavior. Evelyn…

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Meet Gael

  Gael and his parents are from the Dominican Republic. They were recommended to the Ronald McDonald House through the International Kids Fund. Theirs is a bitter sweet story because although they were excited and hopeful to bring Gael  to the United States for his heart surgery  they were heartbroken from the loss of his…

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May

The Tilge Family

The Tilge Family On May 31, 2012, the Ronald McDonald House Charity had the privilege of checking in the Tilge family, who originates from Switzerland. During their trip to Orlando, Mrs. Tilge gave birth to a beautiful baby boy on May 28, 2012. Baby Noah was born at 24 weeks and only weighed in a…

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May

The Colon Family

Our son Kiomar Colon was born a healthy 9lb, 21″ on November 12, 2013 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He was everything we wanted and more and was thrilled and nervous as we entered into this new phase in our lives both individually and as a married couple. The nervous feeling grew as 2 weeks into…

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May

THE ABC Triplets

The ABC Triplets Our names are Brett Pennington and Alcine Phang. We are both law enforcement officers. On June 2012 we found out Alcine was expecting triplets. On one of the ultrasounds, the doctor informed us that the one of the babies might not be able to make it. We were devastated. On November 2012,…

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