A note from Josh’s dad (The Parker Family Story)

January 25th, 2019

Josh was diagnosed with leukemia at the end of his sophomore year in high school – a complete shock to the family to say the least. He was admitted to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and started his first round of chemotherapy immediately. My wife and I spent the first few days eating and sleeping at CHW before the suggestion of RMHC was made. Walking in to RMHC for the first time was like a breath of fresh air. The staff and volunteers were all so nice; the House was well organized, clean, and felt homey – it was just what our shattered nerves needed.

Josh didn’t stay at the House as much as the rest of our family did; however, he felt its support. He wanted to give back through his Eagle Scout project. Josh ultimately raised over $8,000, which he used to purchase a magnetic play table for the Play Room, serve over 100 individual meals through the Family Meal Program, and donated the remaining money to the House! We can’t thank the staff and volunteers at RMHC enough for what they have done and continue to do for our family. We feel blessed to have had the opportunity to get to know the people at the House and to be able to give back to the place that gave so much to us.

-Steve Parker

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