Makenzie Ohmer was nine months old when she was diagnosed with a severe form of gastroesophageal reflux disease that caused a host of serious health problems. For more than 16 years, Makenzie underwent three surgeries and a number of long-term hospitalizations at CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital. During Makenzie’s treatments, her parents, Michael and Marci, found the support they needed in the form of the Ronald McDonald Family Room.
“I do not know how we would have managed without the hospitality and comfort of the Ronald McDonald Family Room and the constant support of the
volunteers,” said Michael. ”Thanks to the staff and to this family room, we were able to spend the holidays together as a family.”