Family Stories

Manuel’s Story

Manuel’s Story

Manuel arrived at our house in the summer, as a patient of Shriners Hospital for arthrogryposis, which only affects his legs. Traveling from Peru for the first time in both their lives, he and his mother, Virginia, stayed with us for nearly six months. Had they not been able to stay at our house, they “would have had to return to Peru, because the cost of staying anywhere else for this amount of time would have been too costly.”

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Yandriel’s  Story

Yandriel’s Story

Yoselin didn’t expect for her baby to arrive four weeks early, but when he did, she was glad to be able to deliver at Cooper Hospital, where her son received specialized medical care in the NICU right after birth. For a week, she commuted from Atlantic City to the hospital on a crowded bus, just to be by his side.

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LJ’s Story

LJ’s Story

LJ arrived at the Ronald McDonald House in June 2014 to receive treatment for leukemia at CHOP. Her mom and dad traveled with her from the Philippines to give her a fighting chance to live beyond her three years of age.

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Abi’s Story

Abi’s Story

This year, Abi underwent a surgery to amputate her leg and replace it with a prosthetic that will allow her to walk without assistance for the first time in her life. For 254 days, we had the privilege of being her home-away-from-home.

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