On January 28, 2018, members of the Laney’s Legacy of Hope family visited the Ronald McDonald House in Hershey. The Ronald McDonald House serves as a “home away from home” for many families for many reasons. “The Ronald McDonald House keeps children and families together by providing temporary housing, at no charge, to out-of-town families of seriously ill children who are being treated at Penn State Children’s Hospital.” The Brown family spent time there in between some of Delaney’s hospitalizations.
During stressful times, sometimes the simplest things can make a family feel “normal” or at home. Meals are prepared regularly by families and organizations who volunteer their time, using the beautiful kitchen and facilities provided by the RMH. Families staying there can eat as the food is made- either in the dining areas or in their rooms. For families who are in and out, there are almost always leftovers to be found in the refrigerator.
Laney’s Legacy of Hope was proud to provide breakfast for the families we met on Jan. 28. It was a fulfilling experience to be able to give to them as they going through tough times, just as families had done for Laney and the Browns in the past.
In addition to preparing breakfast, we were happy to deliver lots of toys and crafts to replenish the closet seen in our picture. Not only is the RMH a comfy and welcoming place to be if you can’t be at home with your family, but children are welcomed to help themselves to the toy and craft closet while they are there! Our additions were generously donated by the Learning Express of Wyomissing. Thank you Learning Express, and Thank You Ronald McDonald House! We can’t wait to return!