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Providing a Home Away from Home for Seriously Ill Children

Our agency is raising funds for a local family to have a place to stay as their child is receiving treatment for a serious illness. The Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House offers a comfortable and convenient place to stay as their child is traveling to and from the hospital for treatment.

The House offers a bedroom, full kitchen, shower and laundry to those who live at least 25 miles away from the House. Gloria Vargas is a mother who had delivered her daughter severely prematurely and faced complications. The hospital let her know that her baby was receiving treatment from notified her that she had to check out but with the assistance of RMH, Gloria was able to stay close to her baby and nurse her during the months of recovery that followed. Today, Gloria’s daughter is 6 and participating in sporting activities. “We want to make sure that no family should have to be away from their loved one(s) as they receive treatment for a serious illness and we recognize that this support from loved ones is important during the recovery process”.

The vision of the Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House is to provide a community where families are able to embrace life and healing with a sense of hope, enthusiasm, joy and courage. We are aiming to assist the organization in their efforts to help relieve some of the stresses of travel and lodging that occurs for families receiving treatment out of town. Join us!

Getting involved has never been so simple, or Free!

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