6-month-old Aubrey Gilmer was struggling to meet milestones as an infant. Her parents, Megan and Benjamin, were concerned and seeked advice from her doctors. The family kept hearing “she’ll grow out of it” until one specialist discovered a dimple on Aubrey’s bottom. The dimple was a marking from a tethered...

In honor of National Heart Month celebrating 100 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Charlotte would like to spotlight one of our current “heart” families. Sayge Mattison Taylor was born on November 28, 2023, to Sabrina Bowles and Kim Taylor of Pilot Mountain, NC weighing 7 pounds, 12 ounces. Sayge...

Trinity D'Autorio was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma at the age of 2. She has been in treatment for almost 6 years. She recently relapsed and it was discovered that she has a specific mutation that makes her cancer cells invisible on scans and hard to predict. This type of rare mutation...

In May 2022, at age 2, Diyara Sahni was diagnosed with high risk Stage 4 Neuroblastoma. While she received treatment in India, her home country, Diyara was advised to enroll in a clinical trial to improve her chances of survival which was halfway around the world in Charlotte, North Carolina....

The Borders Family, originally from Roanoke, VA, could not anticipate the challenges ahead when their eleven-year-old son Zaire was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia. To treat Zaire’s condition, medical providers recommended a stem cell transplant. Unfortunately, because providers in Roanoke did not specialize in the transplant Zaire needed, his family...

Selah Henderson was diagnosed with Stage 4 High Risk Neuroblastoma in January 2016. Prior to her diagnosis, she was treated for pneumonia and then sent to her local hospital for further tests. The CT scan revealed a large mass on her right lung and another on her left adrenal gland....