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The Beginnings of RMHC of the Red River Valley

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“We have been at the hospital for almost 12 hours and it seems like a lifetime. I just looked in on Sara and she looks so beautiful and peaceful laying in her crib. She has been so brave and good considering all of the poking, prodding and sticking with needles they have done to her. I almost feel guilty because she is braver than I am. Sometimes she just lays in her crib, eyes wide open, laying so still. What could she be thinking about? Is there a remote chance she knows what is ahead and isn’t afraid? How come I am more afraid than I have ever been in my whole life?” -Bev McAllister, December 1978 journal excerpt  Continue reading

A Note From Jill Christopher

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Jill-ChristopherWhat an exciting few months it has been here at RMHC! We are so excited to finally announce that we are building RMHC! Our Board of Directors and staff have been working hard to make our long-time dream of a new Ronald McDonald House a reality. This new house will allow us to address some areas of need with our two current locations and help even more families with critically-ill children for years to come. We are so grateful to the donors that have committed to keeping families close in the future. Continue reading

The Hay Family

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“She has blood on her brain” are terrifying words a mother never wants to hear. The emergency room team prepared Talia for the helicopter ride to Fargo, Michelle and Alfonso Hay immediately got in their car to drive the 80 miles from Grand Forks to Fargo.

Talia Hay started her 7th day of her freshman year of high school walking down the hall to class. All of a sudden her head started pounding with excruciating pain. When she got to the nurse’s office, Talia became unresponsive and incoherent. She was rushed by ambulance to the hospital in Grand Forks. After a CT scan, they found Talia had blood on her brain. She needed a specialist. In Fargo.

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