Ronald Mcdonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas Inc

A nonprofit organization

$3,020 raised by 44 donors

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas

Healthcare workers agree that the best medicine for a sick child is to have their loved ones by their side. The Ronald McDonald House lets parents get a restful night's sleep, yet be just minutes from the hospital if they need to return to their child.

Our inspiration comes from the strength and passion shown by the families who stay with us. 


Healing Happens Together

“They are like family to us now and we will be forever grateful!”

Camille DeLeon knows all too well just how quickly life can change. When her 6-year old son Anthony contracted an extremely rare renal cancer, all of their lives were instantly turned upside down. 

Just two days after being diagnosed with clear cell sarcoma, Anthony had to be whisked away from his home town of Reno, Nevada, to Sunrise Children’s Hospital in Las Vegas, where one of his kidneys was immediately removed. Camille and her husband, Rodney, stayed at the hospital for a week after Anthony’s surgery, sleeping right in their son’s room, so they could remain as close as possible to him.

Then a hospital social worker told the family about the Ronald McDonald House located just down the road from the hospital.  After a quick trip back to Reno to pick up their 7-year old daughter Rose, the family returned to Las Vegas to settle in at the House for an extended stay.

Anthony’s battle with cancer would require several months of chemotherapy at the Cure 4 the Kids Infusion Center inside the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada. The Ronald McDonald House in Las Vegas provided comfortable housing, home-cooked meals, healthy sack lunches, and rides to and from the hospital every day, so that Anthony’s family could focus fully on what was most important – his recovery!

“It feels like a home,” Rodney said of the Ronald McDonald House. And big sister Rosie adjusted nicely to her new school while her little brother continued his treatment.

“Without the help of the Ronald McDonald House, we wouldn’t have known what to do,” Camille said.  While at the House, Anthony’s family met other families experiencing similar struggles who could provide emotional support and share resources with one another.

Anthony is now a healthy young boy in remission, and his family has moved back home to Reno to resume their lives. But Camille says they will never forget the time they spent and the special people they met at the Ronald McDonald House.


5 Things To Know About RMHC

#1 - We believe distance and a place to stay should never be a reason why children can’t visit the best doctors and hospitals to get the best medical treatment.

#2 - Our programs make a difference. Studies find that families of hospitalized children who stayed at a Ronald McDonald House reported more positive overall hospital experiences than families who stayed in other accommodation types, such as in the child’s hospital room or even in the family’s own home.

 #3 - We believe there is strength in numbers. Families find strength from each other and from RMHC staff and volunteers, so their child can be strong enough to heal.

#4 - While McDonald's is our largest corporate donor, our local chapter relies on the generosity of individual donors like you to help grow our programs and serve thousands of families a year. All donations stay in Las Vegas to benefit our local chapter.

#5 - Whenever possible, families will try to contribute a suggested $10 per night to help out, but no family is turned away due to inability to pay (it actually costs us $150).

Your donation enables us to provide comfort, security and support to families during a difficult time in their lives. We’re honored to serve the families who stay with us - and honored you are our partner in their journey of healing.


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Ronald Mcdonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas Inc

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Children & Family