Last week my son had to have surgery. The hospital was 2 hours away from home. Being a single mom and not knowing an exact time frame we would have to be there I contacted the Ronald Mcdonald House. They were so nice and it was all about what they could do for me. They told me I could stay 1 night up to how ever long I needed. The house itself was beyond words. It was stocked with every type of food imaginable and we were expected to help ourselves. There were different play areas for the kids. Fortunately I only needed to stay one night as my sons surgery had no complications, but there were moms and dads there with 28 wk preemies and cancer patients that stayed much longer. The house provided anything they could from digital cameras to passes to local attractions to make the stay easier. Your were expected to treat the house as your house. The staff was soo so nice and put every visitors needs first. They ask a donation of 10 dollars a night but if you cant afford it they do what they can. When I left I gave them another $10 to help another family "share a night" I dont know if i can say this but if anyone is looking to donate to a great cause, please look into ronald mcdonald house. you can donate a night(s) food, new clothing, toys, or volunteer to cook meals. anyways just wanted to share my experience with an awesome place. If you would like more info just let me know I would love to share more about my visit, I cant stop talking about how awesome it was.