Shana and her mom Alexandra are from Ecuador, where treatment for a
condition that causes her hands and feet to resemble lobster claws,
is difficult to find.
Alexandra does not speak English, and was very skeptical about what she would find walking through the doors of Ronald McDonald House.
Thankfully, a Spanish-speaking staff member and a volunteer were both on hand to greet the family and make them feel at home.
Without the help of our community, families like Shana's would have no place to stay while receiving essential treatment from bay area hospitals. The
doctors at Shriners are caring for Shana, Ronald McDonald House is caring for both Shana and her mom during these long months of treatment.
We hope you give thanks for the healthy children in your life, and support our mission so that we can continue helping families like Shana's.