Marchello Family

Charity Name
Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico

CFC Zone

Charity Type

CFC Number
46571

Cause Area

Cause of the Week

Transcript

Jessica is the mother of Elijah. Elijah is a fighter. And Ronald McDonald House is right there with him.

My first experience with Ronald McDonald was when he was born, he spent two and a half months in the NICU. And, got better from there, just complications. And, then when he was a little over two and a half he was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma. But, his was a little worse than that because it was stage four neuroblastoma but only 1% of the children that get cancer get neuroblastoma. He was 1% of the 1%. He didn't have an origin it was his entire body. And, they told me I have if I'm lucky two months. He is now seven, still back and forth. But, he's doing better now. It's been a very long bumpy road.