Essay about Ronald Mcdonald House Charities

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Ronald McDonald House Charities
I chose to do my I-search paper on Ronald McDonald House Charities because I have a personal interest in this charity. My interest comes from the birth of my first grandchild. My son and daughter-in-law learned that their child would be born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. The doctor’s explained that one in twenty-seven hundred babies are born with this. CDH is where there is a hole in the diaphragm and as the baby develops its organs, such as stomach spleen, intestines, and liver move up into the chest cavity putting pressure on the lungs. This causes the lungs to be under developed. They were told that the baby would be hospitalized for about three months. They were told to contact the Ronald
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Wish me luck.
How the Ronald McDonald House came to be. I found this information on the original Ronald McDonald House Charities Website. http://rmhc.org/the history of the house that love built.
The first Ronald McDonald House opened in Philadelphia in 1974. It began when a tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles, Fred Hill’s 3 year old daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia. For three years the Hills’ pretty much lived in the waiting room of the hospital, but they also noticed that other parents of children being treated were also living in the waiting room. The Hills’ thought that there had to be a way to help those parents who traveled so far and could not a hotel room. The Hills’ along with their neighbors started a charity called the “Eagles Fly for Leukemia.” When the owner of the Eagles heard of the charity he put his and the team’s full support and resources behind it. Then the Eagles general manager worked with a doctor at the hospital, who had always wanted to see the parents of children being treated to have a comfortable temporary place to stay. McDonald’s became involved when Eagles general manager approached Don Tuckerman, who had an advertising agency and did the ads for the local McDonalds. Tuckerman then went to the regional manager for McDonalds. They came up with a way to help raise funds for the charity. McDonald started selling green milkshakes named “The Shamrock…

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