Founder’s Message

New Teddy Phtoto for ED Message PageAnn “Teddy” Thomas

Having been involved with the creation, operation, growth of program services and building expansions of our Ronald McDonald House, I can honestly say I feel like I have helped raise this charity from birth to young adulthood. Working here has been the thrill of my life. Each day contains challenges and triumphs, smiles and dreams, as our small staff and large cadre of volunteers strive to provide comfort and care interlaced with respect and compassion.

We are located in a medical mecca, a transportation hub, and an extremely philanthropic community that have made it possible for our charity to be a thriving home of happiness and hope for patients from around the state, the country and the globe.

I am thankful everyday that I left the corporate world years ago to work with families whose children have traveled to receive life-saving and life-altering medical care. Thank you to all who have been a part of the journey and a part of our Ronald McDonald House. Please continue to stand by our side.

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”― Jane Goodall