Join us in wishing Danny Medina a very Happy 4th Birthday!
When Danny Medina was just two years old, the unthinkable happened. After a tragic car accident, paramedics rushed him to his hometown hospital in Hazeltown, PA, where he underwent surgery for internal bleeding and injuries, including to his spinal cord.
After spending a month at their local children’s hospital, Danny was referred to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia to undergo rehabilitative treatment. His mother, Dania, was able to stay at the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House during part of Danny’s five-week treatment. Dania shared, “I’m not sure what we would have done without the House. I would have had to go back and forth every day from home to the hospital, which is over two hours each way. The House is so nice and helps you feel at home. I was so comfortable there.”
Now, Danny is a funny, independent boy who likes to laugh and play. The Medina’s return to Shriners Hospital and the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House each year for periods of ten days so that Danny can continue to receive rehabilitative therapy treatments. Dania shared, “Now, Danny has fun at the House. He always makes friends whenever we are there. It’s such a nice place to stay and we are thankful.”
The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, the first Ronald McDonald House in the world, helps keeps families, like Danny’s, close.
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