Stanford's Ronald McDonald House to double in size

Facility for families at Packard Hospital to be the largest Ronald McDonald House in the world

A planned expansion for the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford officially broke ground Monday morning, putting the facility on its way to becoming the largest of the 337 Ronald McDonald Houses across the world.

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Posted by Wow
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 15, 2014 at 10:38 pm

This is extraordinary support for children going through severe illnesses. Very impressive that it will be the largest Ronald Mc Donald house in the world.

I hope to see news on the progress, and look forward to making a donation to the expansion.

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Posted by local
a resident of Green Acres
on Jul 16, 2014 at 3:04 pm

This is a great thing. It's almost impossible for families to afford hotel rates in the area. Thank you Ronald MacDonald House Charities!

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Posted by local
a resident of Green Acres
on Jul 16, 2014 at 3:06 pm

I have a friend who survived lymphoma in the Cambridge area, and she said they participated in a program that hosted families from out of town who needed medical care at Boston Children's Hospital. Do we have anything similar here?

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Posted by Wow
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 16, 2014 at 4:06 pm


I volunteered at the house years ago and I recall hearing that there may be a Palo Alto family or two who open up a cottage for patients from the hospital, but I doubt that is a large program due to the high rents in the area and turnover in the last 10 years.

Supporting the expansion of Ronald Mc Donald house is a great way for locals to support families who need specialized care at Stanford. Usually rare cases which can't be treated in their area. The article describes the way the house is thoughtful about all the challenges these families have. It's a unique place. When I volunteered, the other volunteers came from as far as Saratoga.

It might be nice for Palo Alto residents to have a special event to support the house.

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