Over the past few years, an increasing number of families who come to the Ronald McDonald House end up having lengthy stays that require them to live in Las Vegas while their child is in the hospital. Some of those families, like the Gonzalez family, have lost their houses and jobs back home due to the financial strain and extended time away from work.
"We had hit a really rough hole at one point. We didn't know how to get out. We didn't know what we were going to do." - The Gonzalez family, who stayed at RMHC Las Vegas for 573 nights.
The critical illness or injury of a child can be the final blow to an already shaky financial foundation, making survival as an intact family even more uncertain. Research reveals this stress is not good for a family, but it can be especially counterproductive, even harmful, to the health of a recovering child.
With your support, we will be able to offer them the stability they need by providing an independent space they can call home for now during their extended periods of stay at the Ronald McDonald House and give them strength and hope for tomorrow.