About Ronald McDonald House Pasadena

Ronald McDonald House Pasadena is a home-away-from-home for families with critically-ill children, keeping them close to one another, their doctors and needed medical care. The House is built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child—not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal, or where they will lay their head at night to rest.

When you Walk for Kids, you'll be supporting families like the Moreno-Mendoza Family.

Moreno-Mendoza family photo

Angelica has been trying to seek treatment that could help her son Juan since he was three years old. He was unable to speak due to a submucous cleft palate. Now, at eight years old, he has undergone surgery after surgery, seeking a doctor that might be able to help.

The pandemic made Juan’s medical journey even more complicated, with surgeries being canceled and travel from their home is difficult. Then, when they were finally able to make arrangements this March to come to Shriners for Children Medical Center in Pasadena, their car broke down in Phoenix!

But Angelica is resilient. She called the hospital and they kindly rescheduled Juan’s surgery and she continued on their journey. “Now, here we are, my son has had his surgery and is recovering. My whole family is very grateful, especially my son. His life will change and improve now.”