Selfless September

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Pardon me while I get a little personal. Trust me, there's a reason for it.

In 2010, my daughter was born with a birth defect called EA/TEF. Basically, she was born without a connection from her esophagus to her stomach and unable to eat. She had surgery on day 2 of her life to correct it, and 8 surgerys following that. She finally made it out of the hospital at 4 months old. Although very closely monitored by fantastic specialists right now, she is currently living a normal, healthy life!

During those stressful months, our family stayed at a Ronald McDonald House to be with her every day. We met other families going through similar situations, and felt like we truly had a "home away from home" right next to the hospital. I don't know if we would have held it all together without what they gave us.

I've been looking for a way to give back to them for a while now, and this is what I came up with! During the month of September, 10% of every booking will go directly to the Ronald McDonald House of Maryland! Of course, I love working with you every month, but I'll especially love it if we can work together in Selfless September.

Here are some facts about the Ronald McDonald House of Maryland:

  • There is only one Ronald McDonald House in the State of Maryland.

  • 100% of our operating budget is raised locally.

  • Our doors have been open for 37 year and we have served families from 22 countries and 50 states.

  • We have been home to more than 40,000 families since our opening in 1982.

  • 2,400 families will come through our doors, an increase of 1,200 families over 2018.

  • 54 families can be taken care of each night, up from 34 in 2018, including 9 oncology suites.

  • 39,420 breakfasts and dinners are served annually to RMH families by loving volunteers.

  • Our Dream is that no families in crisis will be on our waiting list.

  • Our New House is 60,000 sq. ft. in which to share countless hugs and smiles!

  • We received 250 All You Need is Love art donations by local artists to bring joy to our walls.

  • Hospitals we partner with to provide compassionate care:

    • Johns Hopkins Hospital

    • Johns Hopkins-Bayview Medical Center

    • University of Maryland Medical Center

    • Maryland Proton Treatment Center

    • Kennedy Krieger Institute

    • The Rubin Institute at Sinai

    • R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center

    • Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital

    • Sheppard Pratt Hospital

    • Mercy Medical Center