Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta provides a home-away-from-home for over 1,000 families each year and we love when our families share their stories. The Walsh Family shared this story (edited for publishing).
When the President of RMHC in Augusta, Betts Murdison was asked to describe Daisy Walsh, the answer was swift, “Beautiful with a Sunny Outlook, just like her name.” Having visited the Ronald McDonald House in Augusta for 16 months, everyone has felt her joy in the house.
Nikia Bennet, the Operations Director for the Ronald McDonald House pointed out, “every time Daisy is in the house, she goes around welcoming us with a Hershey’s Kiss to tell us hello.”
Daisy has been battling Medulloblastoma (brain cancer) for half of her life. She was diagnosed at the age of six while in Kindergarten and has relapsed multiple times.
Daisy lives one day at a time and delights in spreading joy to others by making them laugh by telling jokes but fart jokes are her very favorite. She has a three year old golden doodle named Cupcake and the pair are almost inseparable.
Daisy ran out of options at our home hospital in Denver in 2017, so we travel every month to Augusta for treatment with Dr. Johnson, our favorite oncologist in the whole world and have been on his trial for sixteen months!
We enjoy staying at the RMHC because it’s so close to the hospital.
Daisy loves the therapy dogs who come for visits. The staff is warm and welcoming and it feels like we are coming to visit friends when we stay at the Ronald McDonald House in Augusta.
While in Augusta, our favorite places to go is Sweet Charlie’s for rolled ice cream and Pinot’s Palette to paint on canvas.
– Natalie Walsh
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta serves over 1,000 families each year. Our volunteer run community kitchen serves over 15,000 meals, and our volunteers and families run over over 5,000 loads of laundry every year.
We hope that this story has inspired you to get involved and help families just like this one. The staff, our volunteers and the Board of Directors thank the Walsh family for sharing their story and we hope everyone will get involved.
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