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Ronald McDonald House Gets Makeover

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The Ronald McDonald House of Austin serves families with critically ill or injured children staying in nearby hospitals.

It's called the "room refresh project" and 25 rooms at the Austin Ronald McDonald House are now decked out with artwork, cozy furniture and other accessories to make the people who stay here feel like they're at home, instead of a hospital.

 

Every room is decorated differently.

Local business and community members came together, donating more than $150,000.

A lot of them decided to get involved because they have their own, personal connection to the Ronald McDonald Charity.

The Incoming Board of Directors President and donor, Marian Wu, said, "Leaving an infant, a very small infant in the NIC U is very difficult and so, for us, the thought of driving all the way back to Round Rock was unbearable, so to be close, so that we could be there for every feeding, as much as we could, at the hospital, was very, very comforting."

 

It's actually an early birthday present for Austin's Ronald McDonald House, Monday they celebrate five years.

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