There are so many blessings that have come from us being able to stay at the Ronald McDonald House (RMH). We have our own room with 2 beds and a bathroom. There are a few family rooms on each floor of the "house", it's really more like an apartment building/hotel. There is a game room in the basement with toys and t.v.s, Foosball, ping pong, pool, etc.
Another great blessing to staying here is that we are so close to each other. It's almost like living together as a family again. We have a home base that isn't a hospital and we are only about 1 mile from Erin.
The kitchen is another great blessing as well. There are two huge fridges and freezers stocked full of food to eat. There are cupboards and closets full of canned goods, pasta, cereal, and so much more so we can prepare meals for ourselves. About 5-6 nights a week different groups come in and prepare a dinner for the people staying at the RMH. There are so many different people who are giving so much of their time to help families like us. The front desk staff and the shuttle staff are all volunteers. People donate items for the RMH, from books to toilet paper. It's truly amazing. It only costs us $15 a night to stay here. We have been able to save money in transportation, food, and lodging. One meal at Wendy's or Burger King would cost more than our daily stay at the RMH.
Some of you have said that you are interested in helping us out, but you don't know what you can do to help us. If you are able, we'd love for you to donate items to the Ronald McDonald House. Here is a link to the "wish list" page at the Ronald McDonald House where we are staying www.rmhslc.org/content/wish_list.