Parents Heather and Shawn Lawrence checked in to the Ronald McDonald House as returning residents. They stayed here a few years prior when son, Bo, was born early. On Oct. 22, Heather delivered her daughter, Ava, five weeks early. Unfortunately, she had breathing problems and jaundice. They were glad to return to the House, but also worried while trying to stay hopeful their daughter would recover.
“We felt like we were at a second home,” said Shawn Lawrence.
“It was very comforting getting to check in for the second time. It was a huge weight lifted off of our shoulders.”
Big brother Bo was also just as grateful to stay at the Ronald McDonald House. “Bo loves staying here and calls it the ‘McDonald House!’”
Brothers and sisters are always welcome considering the House has a play room and teen lounge offering tons of toys and games like air hockey, basketball throw board games and various other stuffed animals and toys.
After Ava grew healthy enough to return home, they checked out on Halloween after staying at the House for five nights.