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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities - Gatewood House

Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities (ARMHC) provides a home away from home for families of ill and injured children who must travel to receive treatment at Atlanta area hospitals. Today I had the opportunity to visit and tour the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities - Gatewood House. 

The Gatewood House features a transplant wing for children who have received heart, liver, kidney and bone marrow or transplants. This wing, comprised of 10 two-bedroom suites (931 sq ft), is separated from the other 40 guest rooms in order to protect these children from exposure to infections. My father received a double-lung transplant in 2010, and I was so pleased to see that transplant recipients stayed at the house and had their own special wing. 

I had a wonderful time touring the facility and learning more about their yearly charitable events. As a local McDonald's Mom blogger, my heart is open even more so now to the company after visiting the Gatewood House. The positive energy, love and support from staff is felt throughout the building and I'm sure appreciated and received by guests daily.  
View photos below from my recent visit. To learn more about the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities, please visit:

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