Entries by Jacob Dreyer

Truth from Ruth

As Ruth was thinking about the past three months at the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, Minnesota, a big smile came across her face and she said, “It’s hard to have a negative attitude when you’re surrounded by so much kindness, generosity and good…even when you’re here because you have cancer.” Two years ago, Ruth […]

Organick named Volunteer Associate

The Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, Minnesota, is pleased to announce that Paige Organick has joined the staff as Volunteer Associate, effective April 1, 2019. Volunteer Associate is a newly created position to support the growth of the RMHMN mission as the House expands to serve 28 more families each night. Volunteers truly make the […]

CEO Madee

What would you do if your totally healthy, 10-year-old daughter woke up sick? What would you do if nobody believed she was sick? “We couldn’t figure out what was wrong with her,” said Sunee, Madee’s mom. “Everyone called her a faker and said it was all in her head.” “Everybody doubted me,” Madee said. “Family, […]

Two Stays, One Story

When people hear stories about families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, Minnesota, they often say they can’t imagine what it would be like to go through something like that with their child. Well, what if you had to go through it twice? Bryce and Bobbi Jo Freking were thrilled and excited. It […]

Comeback Jack

Five months. 151 days. 217,440 minutes. 13,046,400 seconds. And it felt like much longer for Kaycee and John Krecklow. “Jack was in the NICU for 151 days” Kaycee said. “And we were terrified.” Kaycee was 24 weeks and three days pregnant with Jack when he was delivered at Mayo Clinic in Rochester via emergency C-section […]

Knowing Logan

Ken and Rachelle Drabek know exactly what they are getting at the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester and Mayo Clinic, which is increasingly important in a world of unknowns. Their eight-year-old son Logan first visited Mayo when he was three. He was very tiny, had no appetite and was developmentally delayed. And he had already […]

Outlier Liza

Liza Hassler was an outlier coming into this world. She was born with a rare craniofacial condition that affects only one in 300,000 live births. Liza’s journey began in Chicago, where she received treatment and underwent numerous surgeries. After the family moved to Minnesota, Liza had an extensive surgery in Texas. She had complications that […]

Arnott promoted to Volunteer Director

The Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, Minnesota has promoted Katie Arnott to Volunteer Director after a decade of service with the organization. Arnott joined the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester in 2008 as a Weekend House Manager. She served as a Family Services Manager before transitioning into her previous role of Volunteer Manager, which prepared […]

Ronald McDonald House of Rochester receives $3.3 million grant from AbbVie donation

CHICAGO, ILL.—Ronald McDonald House Charities announced a $100 million donation from AbbVie at its international conference in Chicago on Monday, resulting in a $3.3 million grant for the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, Minnesota and its Love Tremendously Hope Exceedingly capital campaign. It is the largest gift received by Ronald McDonald House Charities, the largest […]