On December 13, 2013, Julie Adler gave birth to a 15.8oz baby boy, Owen William, at just 26 weeks gestation. She knew they would have a long road ahead and immediately started worrying about how she would be able to stay close to her baby during his stay in the NICU.
The NICU social worker from Mercy Hospital put Julie in contact with the staff at Ronald McDonald House. Julie had heard of RMH before, but had no idea what a blessing it would become for her family.
Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home for parents and grandparents of children that have to be hospitalized due to illness, injury, or even premature birth. RMH provides all the basic needs from a private room & bathroom, to meals, laundry, and so much more. Not only did RMH provide Julie a safe and comfortable place to call home, it introduced her to a group of parents going through similar circumstances. Through this extra support system, Julie built some lifelong friendships. The generosity of volunteers and donations makes everything RMH does possible.
Julie was able to stay at the Ronald McDonald House for 96 days and will forever be grateful for the comfort, care and support she received during her stay.