The Neverending Story

'The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire.'
--John N Mitchell

We set up this website in late October for our wonderful, inquisitive, loving Aiyana. Yana is our eight year old daughter, sister, cousin, niece, friend and granddaughter who was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of leukemia (MPAL).

Aiyana had an amazing life and we are filled with hundreds of heartwarming memories. May all of us take to heart how much a little girl from Lockeford, CA, impacted the world and be reminded and inspired to never let the sun go down without living each day all the way through.

Her Spirit is in every Butterfly.


Soup on the Stove

So today let's talk about the support systems in place. The Ronald McDonald House is within a couple of blocks walking distance from 3 main hospitals downtown. They offer open kitchen privileges for making meals from the well stocked main refrigerator and individual rooms have small fridges, too.

Families use the House as home base and come and go as needed. A big grassy yard for the kids is out back and a playroom stocked with toys, puzzles and books is in. TVs are in the rooms, which are spacious private family bedrooms ample enough to toss a couple of sleeping bags on the floor.

They hold to good neighbor rules for all these people thrown together by circumstance. Heck, a couple of times a week there's even a pot of soup bubbling on the stove with a welcome sign to grab a cup. And everything is free.

What a fantastic gesture to take away this small burden from so many families already overburdened and sick with worry. The House even found room for Granny and Grandpa's 40 ft motorhome so there is love and support literally a step away.

Next time you buy a Mickey D hamburger, imagine how much more you're doing.


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