RMHC of Washington, D.C. Community Blog

A Reason to Be Thankful

  Thanksgiving is a time when families gather and give thanks.  But two days before Thanksgiving, Shannon's family suffered heartbreaking news: her son, Joshua, had cancer.

  Joshua started treatment right away, and Shannon stayed close to the hospital at Ronald McDonald House.  During this time of turmoil, Shannon found peace in the House kitchen.

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  She says: "At home, the kitchen is the center of our house.  We spend a lot of time there as a family.  The families here do the same things.  We all congregate in the kitchen and talk about our days.  We bake together and offer each other support." 

  Because you give, families fighting illness feel comforted, supported... and thankful.