Ronald McDonald House Family from
China Receives Life-Changing
Medical Treatment in Dallas.
Li Ying and her mother are grateful for Dr. Hobar and the LEAP Foundation who has flown them to Dallas from China several times over the last 6 years for a series of surgeries to correct a rare cranio-facial cleft. The transformation has been amazing - inside and out!
When asked if they feel lonely in a country so far from home they said, "no, we don't feel lonely at all. All the people here have welcomed us and made us feel at home. And we have each other."
Li and her mother stay at the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas during these complicated surgeries. We are so happy we can provide a place where they can be together.
Click here to learn more about their long journey and see incredible before and after photos.
Young Friends Make a Huge Impact
on our Families and Community.
The Young Friends started as an auxiliary organization of young adults with the goal of raising awareness and interest in the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. Founded in 2003, this group of individuals and couples in their 20s and 30s helps the House meet its mission by providing volunteers and raising funds to support the operating budget. Over the past 8 years, the group has experienced tremendous growth in its membership, volunteer impact and financial support of the Ronald McDonald House.
In its first year, the group recruited 250 members and raised $12,000 for the House. This year, more than 600 people joined the Young Friends and the annual party attracted more than 750 attendees and raised more than $155,000 for the Ronald McDonald House.
The group also volunteers twice a month preparing dinner for the families and hosting craft nights at the House. The volunteer nights are popular amongst the membership as it provides an opportunity for members to work directly with the children and families staying at the House.
The Young Friends has become far more than a small, social auxiliary helping to spread the mission. Members have moved on to serve on our Trains at NorthPark committee, Addison Rotary Open golf tournament committee and two Young Friends members now serve on the board of directors for the House. The group has generated tremendous interest in the Ronald McDonald House amongst the young professional population in Dallas drawing a variety of members from those just graduating college to couples with young children. The group has become one of the main funding sources for the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, raising critical dollars needed for the operating budget.