Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ronald McDonald House in Cincinnati

After losing both of their sons, Justin and Kristin Akin decided to use their story and their lives to make a difference. 

Matthew and Andrew
The Matthew and Andrew Akin Foundation is dedicated to funding research for Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), educating people about HLH and the importance of joining the National Marrow Donor Program. They are also raising money to help build a Ronald McDonald House near the Cincinnati Children's Hospital. 

The Cincinnati Children's Hospital does more pediatric bone marrow transplants yearly than any other hospital in the United States, with the average stay for a family going through the BMT process being eight months. Having a Ronald McDonald House near this hospital would provide families with a clean environment that is safe for their child post-transplant, when they do not have an immune system. The House would have one and two bedroom apartments that are completely self-sufficient with their own dishwashers, washer/dryers etc. 

The plans have already been drawn for a 55 room Ronald McDonald House right across the street from Cincinnati Children's, they just need your financial support! Click here to go to the Matthew and Andrew Akin Foundation website and join Justin and Kristin in making a difference.

Be the change. Make the difference.

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