Category: Family Stories

Baby Bentley in the NICU

Meet the Roberds West Family

RMHC Dayton allowed the Roberds/West family to stay together during a time when they wouldn’t have been able to. “I couldn’t imagine what our family would have done without The Ronald McDonald House.” It would have been hard to be around my oldest son Zachary Jr. because it was RSV and flu season and he wasn’t allowed in the NICU, says Jessica West.”“If we weren’t able to stay at RMHC Dayton, we would have had to make a long trip back and forth spending less time together, says Zachary Roberds, Bentley’s dad.

Young girl and grandma sitting together

Meet Brooklyn and Lordes

Brooklyn is a 12-year-old burn survivor with 12 stays at The Ronald McDonald House in Dayton. At age two, she was burned over 67% of her body and has had over 100 surgeries.
Brooklyn’s Grandmother, Lordes shared with us, “the House is more than just the sheets and the bed. It’s the nourishing care and support that we receive each time we visit.”

Cooper family in the toy room.

Meet the Cooper Family

Casey and Jeremiah Cooper stayed at the Dayton Ronald McDonald House for ten days in February while seven-year-old Jeremiah was undergoing treatment at Shriners Ohio. Casey shared what meant the most to he and Casey during their stay at the Dayton House in this video. 

Family sitting together on the couch

Meet the Tuco Family

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.

Baby Bentley in the NICU

Meet the Roberds West Family

RMHC Dayton allowed the Roberds/West family to stay together during a time when they wouldn’t have been able to. “I couldn’t imagine what our family would have done without The Ronald McDonald House.” It would have been hard to be around my oldest son Zachary Jr. because it was RSV and flu season and he wasn’t allowed in the NICU, says Jessica West.”“If we weren’t able to stay at RMHC Dayton, we would have had to make a long trip back and forth spending less time together, says Zachary Roberds, Bentley’s dad.

Young girl and grandma sitting together

Meet Brooklyn and Lordes

Brooklyn is a 12-year-old burn survivor with 12 stays at The Ronald McDonald House in Dayton. At age two, she was burned over 67% of her body and has had over 100 surgeries.
Brooklyn’s Grandmother, Lordes shared with us, “the House is more than just the sheets and the bed. It’s the nourishing care and support that we receive each time we visit.”

Cooper family in the toy room.

Meet the Cooper Family

Casey and Jeremiah Cooper stayed at the Dayton Ronald McDonald House for ten days in February while seven-year-old Jeremiah was undergoing treatment at Shriners Ohio. Casey shared what meant the most to he and Casey during their stay at the Dayton House in this video. 

Family sitting together on the couch

Meet the Tuco Family

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.