The Tuco family first stayed at the Ronald McDonald House in Dayton in June of 2014 when their son Gavin was just two weeks old. Their first stay lasted three nights, enough time to allow Gavin to gain some needed weight. In January of 2019, they returned to the Dayton House after their daughter Adalynn was born at 36 weeks with trouble breathing. Adalynn spent three weeks in the NICU while her parents and big brother Gavin stayed at the Ronald McDonald House.
RMHC Dayton filled many needs for the Tuco family. The House allowed the family to stay together easing the financial burden of needing to stay in a hotel. More than just a place to sleep, RMHC Dayton provided meals, activities for Gavin and emotional support for the entire family. The chance to connect with other families going through a healthcare journey was a great support. “The team went above and beyond to make our family feel at home from the second we walked in the door,” says Ashley.
Some of their favorite amenities included having a place to lay their heads after a long day and a warm meal. Gavin loved the play room and still does! “It was nice to come and unwind after being at the hospital,” says Ashley.