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!