Caregivers Families Family Stories

Community and Connection at Ronald McDonald House New York

In the heart of Manhattan, where the city's hustle and bustle seem unrelenting, there exists a House that is a haven of support to so many families called Ronald McDonald House New York. Last summer, this haven became home to Polina Papadopoulos and her family, as they faced the challenging journey of Sophia, Polina's 2 1/2-year-old daughter, undergoing treatment for a brain tumor.

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Give Thanks for Thanksgiving at RMH-NY

As you may know, here at Ronald McDonald House New York, we never miss a good old fashioned holiday celebration and this Thanksgiving was no different than any other. We put on our coats to brave the cold at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and we brought out our finest serving dishes and flatware for one heck of a Thanksgiving Dinner.

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Ronald McDonald Family Rooms: Nurturing Hope and Culinary Delights for Families in Need

Feng Jin's stories highlight the emotional rollercoaster that families often experience in the NICU. One particularly touching tale revolves around a couple who found themselves amid a two-and-a-half-month NICU stay with their premature twins. Overwhelmed with the experience of having twins in the NICU, the couple was unsure of where to turn, until fate intervened.

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Jill Sharfstein: Fashioning Smiles One Story at a Time

Jill Sharfstein, House volunteer for over six years, recently received an award and an honor alongside her daughter, Jenny, for both exemplifying values that everyone should aspire to hold close. Jill practices those values on a daily basis and RMH-NY is lucky to have her spirit and her ingenuity helping make life so much better for our kids and families.  Read her story now.

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Families Family Stories Programs

Building Blocks and Bonds: A Family's Journey Through RMH-NY Programs

The family’s life took an unexpected turn when their oldest son, Jayden, developed a mass in his liver about the size of an adult man’s fist and was diagnosed with fibrolamellar carcinoma, a rare type of liver cancer that rarely affects kids his age and is only found in one in every five million people. Read about Jayden's family's time at RMH-NY and their impactful journey through the various programs provided by the House.

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Smarts4Heart: A High School Senior's Ingenious Fundraiser Supporting Ronald McDonald House New York

Amelia, a high school senior on the Upper East Side in New York City, embarked on a journey of philanthropy with her brainchild, Smarts4Heart. This initiative not only showcases her entrepreneurial spirit but also contributes to a cause she is passionate about: supporting the families battling pediatric cancer and other life-threatening illnesses at Ronald McDonald House New York (RMH-NY).

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Children & Family Family Stories Holidays

When Miracles Occur on East 73rd Street: A Mother's Story

Denise was at RMH-NY for her daughter’s first cancer treatment, RMH-NY was celebrating National Superhero Day, an event that has been a staple of the House’s for many years..During the RMH-NY celebration, something happened for Denise and her family that changed their lives.

Find out more about what went down on National Superhero Day at Ronald McDonald House New York all those years ago.

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Holidays volunteers

Ronald McDonald House New York's Three Nights Of Halloween Fun

The holidays have officially commenced at Ronald McDonald House New York (RMH-NY). This year, our families partied for three nights straight with the House hosting various events from Sunday October 29th until Tuesday October 31st to celebrate All Hallows’ Eve and to officially kick off the holiday season.

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Ronald McDonald House New York Raises Funds to Support Families Battling Pediatric Cancer & Other Serious Illnesses at 31st Annual Gala

 Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered for Ronald McDonald House New York’s (RMH-NY) 31st Annual Gala on Wednesday, October 25 at Pier Sixty, which rai...

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Families Fundraising Grief & Loss

Running for Healing and Hope: Francisca Taylor's Inspiring NYC Marathon Journey

The New York City Marathon is not just a race. This event brings together thousands of disciplined individuals each striving to make a difference. Among the passionate participants this year is Francisca Taylor, an extraordinary woman who is certainly running for a purpose.

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