Stronger Together

Stronger Together
A Family Story

Cheyenne and her family are members of the Hualapai Nation Tribe. Her son, Forrest, was born with congenital heart disease and at 17 days old, was flown to Sunrise Children's Hospital. "I was prepared to sleep in my truck because I didn't have money to stay anywhere."


When she arrived to RMHC, she was relieved to sleep after two long days of staying by Forrest's side at the hospital. Cheyenne shared, "The Ronald McDonald House did a fantastic job of providing transportation, food, and the Ronald McDonald Family Room® at Sunrise." Cheyenne shared how exhausting it was to constantly go back and forth from the NICU, PICU, and even the CICU for Forrest. She found a place to relax and grab a bite to eat at the Ronald McDonald Family Room.


Forrest underwent critical care and a heart procedure, and after 63 nights, he was able to go home. While Forrest's heart journey is not over, the Ronald McDonald House will be here to provide comfort and care to his family.

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"I'd really like to thank the Ronald McDonald House for everything they've done for my family and my son during his medical treatment and there after. For anyone looking for support, I would definitely recommend you come here and talk to these people. They have gone above and beyond for my family and I'm sure they would do the same for you," shared Cheyenne.

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