11th Annual Golf Outing 6/4/13
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The Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley opened its doors in May 2011 and has served as a home-away-from-home for families throughout the Hudson Valley region and beyond. Our House is a critical part of a child’s treatment, providing the ability for families to stay together. We provide our families with a low-cost, safe and comfortable home-like setting with the convenience of being steps away from the hospital. Our staff and volunteers are here to provide comfort and support to our families during the most difficult time of their lives.
In October 2012, Morgan was seemingly a healthy little girl complaining of symptoms consistent with a stomach virus shortly before her third birthday. These symptoms strangely continued to come and go before her pediatrician suggested running more tests. On January 2, 2013 her parents were delivered terrible news by the urologist; their daughter Morgan had a mass on her left kidney. “Never did we think that we would be told that our daughter had cancer,” says Morgan's mom. Doctors there were able to surgically remove the tumor, but the surrounding kidney cells were testing positive for cancer, so they had to remove the entire kidney.
Morgan received eleven radiation treatments over the course of three weeks. During Morgan’s treatments, her family was relieved to discover that there was a Ronald McDonald House on the grounds of the hospital. “The Ronald McDonald House is a wonderful place. The comfort that it gives to families who are going through such a difficult time is just amazing. Between the staff working at the House, the families and groups who donate their time and money to come and cook for the House, and the families staying at the House...it is just a wonderful place. It certainly took a lot of weight off my shoulders, so that I could focus on making Morgan comfortable and happy,” says Morgan’s mom. Morgan has another thirty chemotherapy treatments to go through over the next several months, but her family is confident that she will kick cancer in the pants!