Have you ever laid on a comfortable mattress and let the muscles you didn’t know were tense relax? We’ve all been there, but for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House, that might be their first restful moment of the day. Whether they’ve been surrounded by beeping machines in the NICU with their premature baby or are dealing with a racing mind thinking of upcoming chemotherapy treatments their child soon endure, we know families need a good night’s sleep. Thanks to Ronald McDonald House Charities’ partnership with Tempur Sealy International, families can rest their bodies and recharge their minds on our wonderful Tempur-Pedic mattresses that they generously donated.
Thank you to the Tempur Sealy International team for providing 34 mattresses for our 17 guest rooms to help our families get a good night’s rest and stay strong for their children receiving medical treatment. This contribution makes a tremendous impact on our families so they can continue to care for and support their sick child in the hospital.
“I was super scared when I found out I was having quintuplets,” Megan Hulen said. She and her husband Josh were a mix of ecstatic and terrified when doctors told them they were about to welcome in five babies, a one in 43 million chance.
When doctors advised the couple to deliver in Fargo, 278 miles from their hometown of Surrey, ND, Megan and Josh had a million questions, but after discovering there was a Ronald McDonald House, they felt instant relief. Familiar with Ronald McDonald House Charities after the birth of their second son in Colorado they knew they could once again count on RMHC!
“Being pregnant with that many babies made me high-risk, and it was already stressful not knowing what was coming or how things would progress. Staying at the House helped tremendously as it took a lot of stress off me, not just financially, but we were able to have our family together,” Megan said looking back.
For 73 nights, the Hulen’s stayed with their two boys – stress and cost-free! On September 2, 2020, within a matter of minutes, Allison, Madison, Emma, Adam, and Chloe were born with little complication – the first set of quintuplets in North Dakota!
To hear the full story, make sure to register for this year’s virtual Sweetheart Ball! Program and silent auction bidding is free, but you can order a Sweetheart Ball in a Box delivered straight to your door. Don’t wait! https://www.rmhcfargo.org/events/sweetheart-ball/