When 8-year-old Oscar got cancer, his mom Cristina sold everything they owned. She needed every last penny to pay for his treatment, plus travel to a hospital in New York City.
At first, they stayed with a friend who lived near the hospital, sleeping on their couch at night. But after 20 days, the friend said they couldn’t stay there anymore. Cristina was devastated. She didn’t know what to do, or where they would go.
She was so scared that sometimes, she hid in the bathroom so Oscar wouldn’t see her cry.
“Oscar would ask me where we were going to stay, and what we were going to do,” Cristina says. “I would just say, ‘We don’t know.’ I became very depressed.”
You had the answer. Everything changed when a social worker told them about Ronald McDonald House New York — a loving place to stay, right by the hospital. That’s where friends like you provide a room, meals, and all the support families fighting cancer need, for as long as they need it. Cristina calls it a blessing — and their home away from home.
Where would families like Oscar’s be without your help? Please don’t stop now. Give now to help another family stay together while they battle cancer. Thank you!