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

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

“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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The Johnson Family

Mrs. Cherie Johnson, grandmother of Rylie Nicole Johnson writes: Rylie Nicole was born Thursday, March 2, 2006. She is the daughter of Daniel and Shawna Johnson. Rylie was born on base at Irwin Army Hospital, Ft. Riley, KS.  (reason for her name). Daniel is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and spent 13 months as…

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Charles and Tara Toombs visited the Ronald McDonald House on July 10. Tara was pregnant with twins. Three days later she delivered two girls by cesarean section. Her husband, young son and parents came to the house to check-in and wait for Tara’s release from the hospital. Tara delivered at 36 weeks. Haven weighed 6…

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