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When a child becomes seriously ill, the whole family suffers, particularly if the loved one must be hospitalized or receive outpatient treatment far away from home for extended periods of time.

To be together, family members often sleep on uncomfortable cots or chairs, or bear the expense of a hotel room. At a time when they want all their strength available, the simple demands of everyday life can seem overwhelming.

For these families, Ronald McDonald House of Amarillo offers a refuge from the hospital, a place where they can have a comfortable room and bed, kitchen and laundry facilities, and a play area. They can draw hope and strength from late night conversations over a hot cup of coffee or tea, sharing with other residents the experiences that may be difficult for family and friends back home to fully understand.

“The hospital wait times (especially for preemies) can be very long and stressful, but the workers and volunteers here are always patient, kind, and so helpful. Thank you for all you do to keep the House open to new and returning families who face the challenges of caring for an ill child. “

– The Lopez Family, Pampa, TX


“Families of sick and injured children experience so much stress and uncertainty in their lives. I am so grateful that the Ronald McDonald House is here as a constant source of refuge and relief during these challenging times. It truly is a home away from home. “

–Luke Oliver, Marketing & Communications Manager

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