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FAMILY STORIES

The Dowsland Family

“For the past year Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine has made a huge difference for our family. Our daughter Kylie was born with just one kidney that operated at only 50%. By the time she was seven, her kidney function was down to just 11%. We were relieved and happy when a donor match…

The Delapena Family

  We live in Washington State and we adopted our son, Dexter, in 2015.  Through our local agency’s partnership with a agency out of Portland, Maine, we were matched with our son’s birth parents in January of 2015, and we traveled to Maine shortly before his due date in April.   Our son was born…

Gavin’s Story

Gavin Applegate was born and everything seemed so perfect. At 7 lbs 9 oz, Gavin was “100% all boy” according to his parents, Jill and Chip. But, in an instant, everything changed. Gavin’s little lungs collapsed and the birthing room became an emergency room. Jill and Chip’s perfect first-born son became a critical-care patient in…