Andrea, one of our guests from South Texas was here to receive treatment at Texas Children’s Hospital to help her fight a rare cancer, Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma. She and her family stayed together at Holcombe House for 345 days and used the Family Room at Texas...

Caitlin Ambrose always wanted to hold a sloth. The 21-year-old Ewing’s sarcoma patient from Australia finally got her wish, thanks to Ronald McDonald House Houston and the Houston Zoo. Caitlin, her parents and her two siblings visited the zoo, where they were treated to an...

When husband and wife Milton and DarTanya Gardner found out they were finally pregnant, they made sure to follow the doctor’s orders closely. But one night, five months into mom’s pregnancy, she felt like something was wrong. DarTanya was going into labor and Milton drove her...

Laurel is an 18-year-old from Arkansas who stayed at our Holcombe House several times while receiving a bone marrow transplant at Texas Children’s Hospital.  Laurel loves animals (she has several pets at home!), arts & crafts, and making new friends from all over the world....

Peyton had been battling brain tumors since he was an infant, but the doctors said that there was nothing they could do, and his family was sent home with the prognosis that he likely would not survive a year. So when they received a call...

  Children love to play. But for children with serious illnesses, playing can be more difficult because of health limitations. Ronald McDonald House Houston serves families best by allowing kids to be kids, no matter their health situation. That’s why we offer programs and activities that...

Parents worldwide have a common bond: trying to save their children’s lives regardless of the toll it takes on them. Our Texas Medical Center, which welcomes patients from near and far, has an international reputation for treating cancer and other serious illnesses. That’s why when...

At 19 years old, Marissa received the terrifying news that she had two brain tumors. In search of the best medical care, her family traveled to MD Anderson Cancer Hospital, in the heart of the Texas Medical Center. With her home nearly 3 hours away, Marissa...

  Parents-to-be, Matthew and Sonja Morgan, from Hackberry, Louisiana, were just 17 weeks pregnant, when their OBGYN discovered their baby’s kidneys were swollen and had a rare birth defect called LUTO, or lower urinary tract obstruction. Seeking the very best medical care, they traveled to Houston...

Having a child diagnosed with a life-threatening illness is described as absolutely terrifying by most parents. Nora Munoz had two. In 2005, at the age of two, Nora’s first born, Brice, was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition, glycogen storage disease (GSD) type 4. His cure...