COLORADO SPRINGS — On Thursday, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Colorado will open a new 20-room home next to UCHealth's Children's Hospital Colorado.
The new @RonMcDHouseCS house next to UCHealth Children’s Hospital Colorado will have a ribbon cutting ceremony this evening!— Jessica Barreto (@BarretoReports) August 15, 2019
This 25,000 sq ft space will welcome nine families on Monday. We got an up-close look today thanks to @capdanmornings. @KOAA #RonaldMcDonaldHouseCharities pic.twitter.com/VhwyoixVgH
The Ronald McDonald house allows families to access specialized medical treatment by providing a place to stay at little or sometimes no cost.
Sara Correll was one of those children.
She was at the very first ribbon-cutting ceremony for a Ronald McDonald house when she was just two years old, and now she uses their service as her young son is in and out of care.
"As a mother and a patient, this organization has blessed me so abundantly over the last 30 years, and continues to do so as a mother of a chronically ill child," she said.
The ribbon cutting ceremony is this afternoon starting at 5 p.m.
The new home is a 25,000 square foot space which will welcome nine families on Monday.