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New Ronald McDonald home hosting ribbon-cutting ceremony, opening Monday

Posted at 12:37 PM, Aug 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-16 12:25:31-04

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 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.