Families are stronger when they are together, and their presence helps a sick child heal faster and cope better. Donate a vehicle you're not using, and the One Car One Difference® program will auction your donation vehicle for cash for Ronald McDonald House Charities. Supporting more than four million families a year, RMHC and its local Chapters ensure families have the stability and resources to keep their child healthy and happy.
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Imagine hearing the news that your brand new baby girl needs to be life flighted to a hospital 6 hours away for emergency surgery. That is just what happened to Brenda, a frequent guest of the Ronald McDonald House. When Lydia was born, she was given a 20% chance of survival due to pulmonary hypertension, high blood pressure in the lungs. As soon as she was diagnosed, Lydia was immediately life flighted to begin treatment to save her life. From being placed on a ventilator, to using drain tubes, to ECMO, the medical professionals did a wonderful job of treating Lydia's condition. Two months later, she was well enough to go home! But in May, the situation became dire. She stopped breathing, and required mouth to mouth resuscitation to survive. She was once again rushed to the hospital and required her heart to be catheterized. Since that date, Lydia has been back and forth to the hospital to be treated for her condition and ongoing infection issues.
During all of this treatment, Lydia's mother Brenda has been a guest at the Ronald McDonald House. "This place has meant a lot to us" says Brenda about how the House has helped her family. "If it wasn't for the Ronald McDonald House being such a great home-away-from-home, I really don't know what we would have done. We have 4 other kids, and we couldn't have figured things out without you." Brenda and her family have been staying at the Ronald McDonald House off and on now for over a year - sometimes months at a time. During her stays, she has especially appreciated the guest room, laundry facility, computers, play areas, and dinners provided by volunteers. "This place has really become like a second home to us." And when Lydia's sister recently visited the House, she commented that "I've never stayed at a hotel where I have been treated this nice" regarding the staff and volunteers of the House.
Help us help the next family in need
Your participating local Ronald McDonald House is the recipient of all proceeds from the sale of vehicles donated to One Car One Difference and specifically designated by the donor to support Ronald McDonald House. Use the form at right to donate your vehicle, and help us help improve the health and well-being of children in your community.
One Car One Difference is a national vehicle donation program presented by Insurance Auto Auctions' Donation Division to support Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald House Charities®. Its success depends on caring people like you! Donate a vehicle you're not using to One Car One Difference, and IAA will convert it at auction into cash for your participating local Ronald McDonald House or Ronald McDonald House Charities®.