Our Families

The Butry Family

The Butry Family

Staying at the Ronald McDonald House has allowed me to be with my newborn son, Brycen, during his nine weeks in the NICU.  It was really helpful to have my meals provided and to have the support of the staff, volunteers, and other families.  My room was comfortable and quiet, and I really enjoyed the peaceful…

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The Watkins Family

Watkins Family

Our little girl Aspen’Ahnalise was born 11 weeks early. She came suddenly and without warning. Living an hour and a half away was stressful as we’re sure you could imagine. But, thanks to the Ronald McDonald House in Topeka, we had the help we needed. They were so helpful and caring. It was truly a…

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The Kuntz Family

The Kuntz Family

Every year we experience incredible and poignant human stories as we welcome and get to know our guests at the Topeka Ronald McDonald House. We asked Kelly Kuntz to share his story about the birth of his daughter Ellie Louise, who was born at 33 weeks by emergency C-section. “A meatloaf half-prepared left sitting on…

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The Ramsey Family

The Ramsey Family

I was almost three months pregnant when we found out we were having twins. That was the most emotionally overwhelming moment of our lives. I almost fainted and Maurice cried. On September 18th, 2011 our lives changed forever. In very early labor with contractions three to four minutes apart, I was airlifted from Mercy Regional…

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The Dutoit Family

The Dutoit Family

“We are having babies today,” that’s what the doctor said. I was 25 weeks along. They wheeled me into surgery, two teams of twenty doctors and nurses were waiting. I tuned out everything and asked God and my mom up in heaven to take care of the babies and me. I felt so calm and…

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