Family Stories

The Wise Family

The Wise Family has found a “home-away-from-home” at the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill not just once, but now twice after the births of their sons, Garrett, now 18…

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Princess Mia

Over the past three decades, the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill has had many esteemed visitors, but none more special than Princess Mia Ivey. Mia, age four, and her…

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Eldon’s Story

Eldon Self and his mom Patricia have traveled from their home in Leland, North Carolina to the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill nearly 30 times since August 2017. The…

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Carolina Love: Three’s a Crowd, Six is Family

Some say three’s a crowd, but AJ and Jessie Smith of Wilmington, North Carolina believe six is a family. On July 25, triplets Bailey, Lainey and Ruby joined their big…

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Carolina Love: “The Funniest Little Boy in the Whole Entire World!”

Ethan Stone was born at 36 weeks on April 4, 2015 in Wilmington, North Carolina. And his mother, Jerianne, would receive her first mother’s day gift at the Ronald McDonald…

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Faith Grows with Baby Shepherd

When Stephanie and Noah Joyner found out they were pregnant with their third child, they were absolutely thrilled. Halfway through the pregnancy however, they discovered that the baby had a…

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Unit of Four: Facing Challenges Together

As a military family, Eric and Cheryl Browning and their sons Darien and Connor are used to facing hard challenges and sticking together. Eric, who is stationed at Camp Lejeune,…

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A Family’s Journey with Cystic Fibrosis

A child’s illness will often mean a journey for the entire family. Years of treatment, setbacks and triumphs will mark this journey. And sometimes, the journey is also marked by…

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Jordan’s Smile Lights Up the House!

Five year-old Jordan Greiner and her mom Lisa have called the Ronald McDonald House home for nearly a year since Jordan’s diagnosis with leukemia. After months of strange bruising and…

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Not your average teenager…

Sixteen is an exciting age. Younger teens look forward to this milestone in eager anticipation, the age when they can finally get a driver’s license, moving one step closer towards…

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