Judah’s family lived in our House during his liver transplant. After leaving, they went to work collecting items for our House to give back. Here’s what Katie, Judah’s mom, shared about why they felt compelled to do this:
“Judah was born with a rare pediatric liver disease called Biliary Atresia. Very early in life, he underwent many procedures and surgeries hoping to sustain his liver health, but these efforts were unsuccessful. Quickly entering end stage liver failure, he was listed for transplant and received his perfect match liver in June of 2021.
With our home being over five hours away, he needed to live close to his transplant team for weeks after surgery, so we found ourselves living at Ronald McDonald House from June until August 2021. For us, RMH was a tremendous blessing, taking the weight of the world off our shoulders during one of the most stressful times of our life.
Our children see RMH as one of their most favorite places to visit! The atmosphere, the activities and play spaces for the kids, the wonderful meals, the comfortable rooms and the friendly staff just feels like such a breath of fresh air. We have returned to RMH several times for short term follow up stays, and it’s always like being welcomed back home. We love our RMH family and can never say thank you enough!” – Katie, Judah’s mom