BENEFITING: RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF NASHVILLE TN
EVENT: Calls for Kids Telecast 2016
EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2016
I'm back again this year and it's been quite a year! Just yesterday marks Katelyn's "cranioversary" as some refer. We were headed into the hospital for her 3rd surgery for craniosynostosis. Dr. Kelly and his team performed procedures to ensure that all the openings in Kate's skull were covered for her protection. As with all of her surgeries, we left the hospital hoping that would be her last. However, should that not be the case, we know that presented with similar circumstances, we have the support of Ronald McDonald House. During all of Katelyn's surgeries, I have been fortunate to rely on the staff of the House for support, as well as Chris and I utilizing a room at the House while Katelyn was in the hospital. The care and compassion of the staff, volunteers and other families at the House cannot be compared to others. They know the feelings and emotions that you are going through in those situations.
Also this year, I'm serving as the Board President for the Ronald McDonald House. This is an honor and a priviledge. I have been working with the House for 20 years now. I first entered the House in 1996 as a very young, very naive college sorority girl. Little did I know that this organization would impact my career, my passion for volunteering and my personal life, with Kate's surgeries. We never know why we are set on a path, however, how special it can be to see through a purpose set before us!
Ronald McDonald House benefits the Nashville community by supporting the amazing medical practices that we have in the area. The House benefits the surrounding areas (Clarksville!!) by housing those who utilize those medical facilities in the Nashville area for long periods of time. Many of the families are going through such a struggle for that point in their life. However, I have heard time and again, that because of their stay at the House, they are able to keep some normalcy to their life and they return to pay that back when able.
I'm here asking you to please help support our mission - Keeping Families Close! I know that you have opportunities to give to many organizations and I greatly appreciate you taking the time to consider my ask.
Thanks - Marsi