Family In Need Of Support Meets A Familiar Name And A Helping Hand

November 8, 2022 | Family Story, News

Early Arrivals 

Meagan White was expecting to have twins in August. Her life was upended when she found out that, instead, she would deliver her newborns at just 33 weeks in Adrian, Michigan via C-Section. Levi and Miles were born on June 15, weighing 4 lbs. (Levi) and 5 lbs. (Miles), respectively.

Once healthy enough to transport the twins, Levi and Miles were transferred to the NICU at Toledo Children’s Hospital. “It was a very stressful time,” said Meagan. “I was recovering in Adrian and could not see the twins for days, but the doctors and nurses were in communication with my partner and I, and we knew they were in good hands.”

In Need Of Support

“With gas prices being high, our family having only one car, and living over an hour away, it was a stressful experience to think about how we were going to travel to Toledo,” said Meagan. “The hospital staff in Adrian and at Toledo Children’s Hospital helped me figure out where I was going to stay.” 

That’s where Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio entered the White family story. 

Upon arriving at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio, Meagan immediately recognized the importance of the proximity to Toledo Children’s Hospital. “As we were concerned about driving, having to walk less than 5 minutes to see our babies was a relief,” Meagan explained. 

A Familiar Name and A Helping Hand

“I was familiar with the Ronald McDonald House, but I didn’t realize the extent of their services,” Meagan said. “My family used the Ronald McDonald House in Ann Arbor when I was going through medical challenges as a child.” 

Meagan was appreciative of the amenities and care provided by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio.

“As soon as I arrived, I was greeted with welcome bags for Levi and Miles filled with clothes, blankets and other items needed to care for them,” Meagan said. “Having the pantry stocked and meals prepared for us, allowed me to focus on Levi and Miles.”

At no point did Meagan have to pay for the services she received at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio. 

Going Home

After 50 nights of staying at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio, Meagan was able to go home in August of 2022. Levi and Miles are doing well, however, Levi will need to come back to Toledo for a heart procedure at the end of 2022. 

“RMHC saved us from a time of stress and struggle,” said Meagan. “I am so thankful for how hard everyone at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio works to take care of every family that comes through their doors.”

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