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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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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 …

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“My first impression of the House was love”

The Wilkes family was first introduced to the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill when their son Dylan was diagnosed with right hemihypertrophy, a condition in which the right side of his body is growing larger than his left. Dylan’s mother Crystal was seeking a hot shower and a warm bed after long days at the Hospital, and the House …

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RMHCH Celebrates 23rd annual Light A Luminary Project

Glowing candles will soon line the streets of neighborhoods across the Triangle and beyond as a part of the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill’s 23rd annual Light A Luminary Project. The project brings together over 40 local communities in honor of the families staying at the House who are unable to be home during the holidays due to their …

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Happy Anniversary! It’s been 1 year since the grand opening of our expansion!

It’s been one year since the $7.6 million expansion added 24,000 square feet to the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill, allowing the House to serve even more families than ever before. 53 guest rooms, gathering spaces, meeting rooms, play rooms, a welcome center, and two dining rooms. Five new buildings surrounding a 1-acre courtyard featuring play areas for children …

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For Nicole, RMHCH provided a positive environment for recovery.

Nicole Buddenbaum is your average first-year-student at UNC. She’s finding her way around, getting involved on campus and making new friends. One of the first things Nicole decided to do was become a volunteer at the Ronald McDonald Family Room at the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. But this volunteer opportunity isn’t Nicole’s first experience with UNC Children’s, or The Ronald …

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Tar Heel Football’s Nazair Jones Gives Back to the House

The long walk back for UNC’s Nazair Jones Originally published in the Raleigh News and Observer, by Andrew Carter He walked in with nine boxes of spaghetti noodles, 12 cans of sauce and four packages of ground beef. He brought salad and brownies, and the helping hands of his teammates. Nazair Jones’ mom never knew her son as much of …