Family Stories

Becky Bolduc

No one really plans to get sick and no one thinks they’ll need to stay in a hospital for several days or even several weeks

Gavin’s Story

Gavin Applegate was born and everything seemed so perfect. At 7 lbs 9 oz, his parents, Jill and Chip, were elated with their beautiful baby. But, in an instant, everything

The Klessens Family

Joel, Lisa, and their son, Chandler, drove from Alaska to Maine for Chandler to receive treatment at Spring Harbor Hospital’s Autism Unit. “Our family was emotionally and physically exhausted

The Delapena Family

We live in Washington State and we adopted our son, Dexter, in 2015. Through our local agency’s partnership with an agency out of Portland

Kassandra Whitehouse

I had an easy pregnancy, no complications or symptoms, until New Year Day when I started having pain, didn’t think too much about it until early the next morning the

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

The O'Donnell Family

Staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Portland was life-changing. It allowed me to be close to my son, Declan

The Sears Family

At 29 weeks and 4 days into my pregnancy, I found myself at the doctor’s office for a scheduled glucose test. Nurses and doctors were alarmed when my blood pressure

The Ten Haagen/O’Hearn Family

Kieren’s arrival was a surprise to everyone. At 27 weeks, Kelly found herself in New Hampshire with her two young daughters, two hours away from her home in Boston. Her

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