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Southern California Chapter

Unifying the efforts of our six houses, a camp, two family rooms and other programs, the Southern California Chapter of Ronald McDonald House Charities is committed to creating a community where children and their families embrace life and healing with a sense of hope, enthusiasm, courage and joy.

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Our Houses

Ronald McDonald Houses located throughout Southern California help families stay close to their child when they need treatment for a serious medical condition. Our Houses provide a home-like setting, close to the region's top hospitals, where families can stay free-of charge for as long as necessary.

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Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times

Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times helps children with cancer and their families find hope, healing and a sense of normalcy at our year-round, medically supervised camp facility.

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Family Rooms

Our Family Rooms provide an oasis for parents and caregivers inside the hospital, giving them a chance to sleep, shower, and connect with other families just steps away from their child’s hospital bed.

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Family Support Services (FSS)

Family Support Services (FSS) provides compassionate emotional support, education, and resources to the families and staff of the Ronald McDonald House. We are available to you seven days a week, 24 hours a day, every day of the year even after you leave the house and return home.

Our Impact

The King-Torres Family
The King-Torres FamilyPasadena

Ana Torres was a patient at the Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles.

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The Williams-Gilbert Family
The Williams-Gilbert FamilyPasadena

Ariel Gilbert was just seven years old when she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of bone cancer that resulted in the amputation of her right leg.

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Karla Zamora and Jesus Luna
The Zamora-Luna FamilyPasadena

Karla Zamora and Jesus Luna left their home and family in Sonora, Mexico in search of advanced medical treatment for his meningocele, a condition which limits the growth and usage of the leg, after doctors gave Jesus a poor prognosis for full recovery.

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Marchelle Sellers at the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House
Marchelle SellersPasadena

Marchelle’s son Reese weighed less than 2 pounds when he was born and spent the next four-and-a-half months under observation at Huntington Hospital. As a young parent, the experience was traumatic and exhausting. Marchelle and her husband were fortunate to live just five minutes away from the hospital and their new baby. Many others in their position weren’t so lucky.

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The Moreno-Mendoza Family
The Moreno-Mendoza Family Pasadena

Angelica has been trying to seek treatment that could help her son Juan since he was three years old. He was unable to speak due to a submucous cleft palate. Now, at eight years old, he has undergone surgery after surgery, seeking a doctor that might be able to help.

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Angelica and  Miriam
The Perales-Torres FamilyPasadena

Angelica is an eight-year-old girl with a bright smile and an incredible spirit. She and her mom, Miriam, have traveled to Pasadena every year since Angelica was five years so that her doctor can adjust her prosthetics as she grows.

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Sponsors of Pasadena Ronald McDonald House

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