Before Angelica was born the doctors told her Mom and Dad that her little heart was failing and she needed a transplant. It was then their relationship with Ronald McDonald House first began and they had no idea how important the House would become to them throughout the next few years.
Angelica struggled and prevailed through her heart transplant, but sadly, two years later, Angelica was diagnosed with lymphoma and her parents Jen Lafreniere and Randy Saunders once again turned to Ronald McDonald House for support.
In two and a half years Angelica has endured more than many of us will see in an entire lifetime. Throughout Angelica's surgery and now fighting cancer, Angelica's family had a place to stay by her side without having to worry about ever increasing hotel costs. The House has meant much more than an affordable place to stay – it’s been a place to be with parents who are going through similar trials, a place to enjoy watching Angelica play and interact with other children, and best of all a place to call home when theirs seems so far away.
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