Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland supports families whose children receive treatment at area medical centers by providing a home-like environment and essential resources and services. Their Executive Director, Craig Wilson, believes that “Families are stronger when they are together, and their presence helps a sick child heal faster and cope better. While we cannot make medicine taste better or take away painful treatments, we can help lessen the burden and ensure families have the stability and resources to get and keep their child healthy and happy. The House offers a place to call home at little or no cost so families can access the best health care, regardless of their location.”
Iris November, facilitator of the Beachwood Peace Pod, saw an opportunity to offer hope, healing, and peace to the residents of Ronald McDonald House during the Holiday Season. She knew the House residents were far from home, facing severe health crises; they were families in a global area of conflict located in the heart of Cleveland. As Iris expressed it, “The Ronald McDonald House was a perfect choice since many families live there while their sick child is being treated at local hospitals. Over the Christmas holidays, this facility was filled to capacity and the scarves were a fun and comforting gift for all.”
Iris delivered 83 “fashionista” scarves created by her Peace Pod and the Sisters from St. Angela Retirement Home at Ursuline College. She personally presented the scarves to Mary Horoszko, RMH Development Director, who distributed the scarves to all of the residents.
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