The Baldwin Family of Gouveneur, New York – Mom, Shelagh, and Dad, Jeff; 12-Day old Gwenn; Ariel, 33 months; and Brody, 17 months, are excited as baby Shane (twin to Gwenn) is being released from hospital and they are checking out of the Ronald McDonald House. Dad was in Iraq while his wife was giving birth to the twins and was able to view the long birth via “modern technology” (although we heard Dad fell asleep a few times), but we know for sure Mom didn’t. Shane needed to have heart surgery and Jeff was able to get “Compassion Leave” from the service to be with his family while baby was in the hospital. They were leaving to go home to spend about three days together before Dad returns back to Iraq.
Thank you for creating such a great place for families like ours who need a place to stay. The house has such a pleasant atmosphere, making our stay in Syracuse a positive experience. Financially the house helped us out too. I don’t know how we would have afforded a hotel. You all were helpful and caring, and are very much appreciated!”
— Shelby, Angie, Kip, Morgan