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Through a Volunteer’s Eyes: The Magic Room

August 29th, 2017

I am a Hospitality Volunteer at the House and I am also one of the Hospitality Cart Volunteers at Children’s Hospital.

Trip to the Magic Room:  It is an amazing room and you realize it the minute you open the door.  It is filled with toys and books.  In the past, when I took our families to the Magic Room, I thought it was more about the toys, the joy of getting something not expected.  I realized, recently, that it was “hope” that we were giving to the families.  Maybe, through the Magic Room, they see a future holiday, a future Christmas, a future without pain or tests for their child.  It wasn’t what was said that day; what I saw through the expressions on their faces was that the Ronald McDonald House above all gives hope.  Hope that we will always be there for them, “keeping families close.“.Whether I am in an elevator, making up a room or wiping down a counter, I have never ever had a time when a guest didn’t say “thank you, we really appreciate this!”

To be able to help out at the House and the Hospital is truly a gift for me!

Nettie Raue
RMHC Volunteer


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