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Ronald McDonald House Announces New Executive Director

NEWS RELEASE Release Date: 9/28/17 CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Ronald McDonald House is excited to announce Liz Snyder as its new executive director. A nationwide search to fill the position followed the announcement that current director, Shelley Day, would retire in September after 21 years of service to the House. Originally from New Tripoli, Pennsylvania, Snyder joins the House with a …

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Carolina Love: “Our Family Helping Other Families!”

Everything Melissa and Brian Mart do is motivated by family. From relocating to North Carolina and starting their own business, to getting involved with the Families Helping Families program at the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill, along with their seven-year-old daughter Payton. In an effort to be closer to family, the Marts moved to North Carolina, first living in …

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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 House of Chapel Hill just one month later. “I got lucky, Ethan’s birthstone is a diamond.” Ethan has a G tube, a tracheostomy tube, a cleft palate, a congenital heart …

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Carolina Love: Maddox Carter Inspires Hope!

The day Maddox Carter was born started out like any normal day. On August, 27 2010, Monique, Maddox’s mom, worked half a day and met her husband, Sean, at the hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina for a planned c-section. But the day ended unlike any other, when Maddox was transferred to UNC Children’s for emergency heart surgery. “It was very …

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Christina and Caroline

Birthdays are always special. But there’s even more to celebrate when they come with a clean bill of health—which is exactly what Christina’s daughter Caroline received recently at her two-year-old checkup. Caroline was born with gastroschisis, meaning her intestines were outside of her body. Born in New Hanover, Caroline was transferred to UNC Children’s for treatment, during which Christina stayed at the …

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LabCorp Sports A Shirt, Shares a Night

From California to North Carolina, friends near and far will be supporting the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill this spring with the Sport A Shirt, Share A Night T-shirt campaign. Since 2005, all five Ronald McDonald Houses in North Carolina have teamed up to sell T-shirts to help keep families close while their loved ones undergo treatment at local …

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Making Music, Making Meals

Keeping up with school work, jobs and marching band practice is not an easy task. But UNC students Austin Seamster and Adam Sheinhaus have found a way to do all that, and give back to their community. Even more impressive, over the last four months alone, Austin and Adam led a group of their friends from the Marching Tar Heels …

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The Meatloaf Men Celebrate 10 Years

It’s a Thursday afternoon around 4:30, and the smell of meatloaf begins wafting throughout the House, soon to be accompanied by mashed potatoes and green beans. Families follow their noses down the halls and into the kitchen to find longtime favorite meal group, The Meatloaf Men, preparing their signature dish. For the past 10 years, these men have been dutifully …

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Carolina Love: Reece, the One Lung Wonder

Every day, Doug Thompson wakes up long before the sun rises and drives 105 miles to work near Fayetteville, NC.  Meanwhile, Doug’s family sleeps comfortably in their two-bedroom apartment at the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill. They’re here because UNC Children’s Hospital is less than two miles away from the House. For Reece, fondly known as the “one lung …

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Holidays at the House

The holiday season is a time for families and communities to come together to celebrate their blessings while supporting each other through their challenges. Every family has their own holiday traditions that make this time of year special, including the volunteers and staff at Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill. Every year, the Carolina Lily Chapter of the National Charity …