Our Families

Families travel from all over Oregon, the United States, and even across the world to receive care in our communities. From pediatric cancer treatment to long awaited surgeries, NICU stays, or even waiting on tests, the reasons that bring them to us are many. Regardless of their differences, they all have one thing in common – they are in need of a home away from home.

These are just some of the many heartwarming, hope-filled, and inspiring stories of families who have received shelter and support in our Houses.

Emmalee & Gavin Cardoza

2020 Hockey Challenge Kid Captains Emmalee & Gavin Cardoza “It was such a comfort and relief to know that our family could be together during the many surgeries and extended

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Feenix Brophy

When Feenix was born several weeks premature, parents Toni and Jeff made the Portland East House their “home away from home” while their son was in the NICU for five weeks. RMHC helped provide a loving, supportive community for their family when they needed it the most.

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Heaven Brooks

Heaven Brooks 2020 Hockey Challenge Kid Captain “I am so thankful for the support RMHC has given to us over the years. They are always there for us and we

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Kayden Wright

Kayden Wright 2020 Hockey Challenge Kid Captain “We cannot describe the challenges we faced with Kayden’s accident…Ronald McDonald House was truly a light in the darkness during this difficult time.”

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Rylee Betty Hope Akin

Rylee Betty Hope Akin 2020 Hockey Challenge Kid Captain “RMHC gave us peace of mind and are an extended family and support system.” – Chrystal Akin Bruce (mom) Since she

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Spencer Blanchard

Spencer Blanchard 2020 Hockey Challenge Kid Captain Spencer was officially diagnosed with metastatic neuroblastoma, a type of cancer, on May 17, 2019. Since then he has received multiple rounds of

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