The Pecqueur Family

Strength comes in many forms and is something that the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill (RMH) sees daily.  For Alex and Wendy Pecqueur, strength comes in the tiny body of their three-year-old son, Wesley. Wesley was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder called Severe Congenital Neutropenia, a genetic disorder where the body does not produce neutrophils.  “Wesley was born …

Stoll Family

The Stoll Family

The Ronald McDonald House (RMH) family reaches far and wide.  Filled with children and families who have stayed at the House, volunteers, staff members, donors, board members, and so many more.  It is these people who come together to fill our House with hope and joy.  They make the House a home. Many of the volunteers who make up our …

The Bradley Family

When Teresa Bradley was just 18 weeks pregnant with her son, Rayden, doctors informed she and her husband, Michael, that Rayden had been diagnosed with Spina Bifida.  12 short weeks later, Teresa’s water broke and she and Michael traveled to Chapel Hill, about two hours away from their home in Plainview, North Carolina. After Rayden was born, he stayed in …

The Hanley Family

The Hanley family is a remarkable story of triumph, gratitude, and great selflessness.  In 2018, Jake Hanley was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, right before the start of his ninth-grade year. “When I was in treatment, it was important for me to stay positive,” Jake said. “My family and I drove to UNC every Friday for inpatient chemotherapy, and because we didn’t …

The Budig Family

College sweethearts Dan and Lynne Budig tried for seven years to start a family before hearing from an adoption agency that a family had chosen them. They soon found out that they would be taking home twins boys, William and Michael. When the boys were a few months old, Lynne found out she was pregnant! Within 10 months, the Budig …

The Honeycutt Family

The Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill (RMH) hosts guests from across the state, country, and world each year. Some families travel hours or even days to receive care in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The Honeycutt family makes no exception. Dad, David, mom, Kathryn, and kids, Ty (21), Abby (17), Wes (14), and Aaron (5) travel 3 hours from Brunswick …

The Talouzi Family

Many families are facing new challenges this year including time apart from friends and loved ones and virtual school. One of those families is Kathyrn and Layth Talouzi, who are currently calling the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill, “home.” In April, sixteen-year-old Layth was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia, a condition in which the body stops producing enough new blood cells, …

The Sheltrown Family

Daniel and Jennifer Sheltrown are the parents to three boys: Asher, age 8, Gavin, age 6, and Bennett, age 1. Their journey to the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill (RMH) began when Jennifer was pregnant with Bennett. “At our anatomy scan, we were told he had a problem with his bladder and kidney. When he was born, he got …

“The House lets me know that there is still good in the world.”

When a mystery diagnosis brought Charles and his family far from their Robeson County home, they had no idea what the next few months had in store for them. Their journey began on December 13, 2019 when Charles’ 16-year-old daughter began experiencing unexplained seizures and was admitted to the PICU at UNC Children’s. For months, Charles and his wife lived …

The Cruz Family

The Cruz family has been a huge part of the Ronald McDonald House Family for two years now. Alejandra Cruz was born on April 4,2018 at 26 weeks.Mom, Yaliris, Dad, Enrique, and grandparents, Mildred and Jose, travel to Chapel Hill for Alejandra’s medical treatments. They are from Spring Lake, a small town near Fayetteville, North Carolina.It was not long after …