If it was just a hamburger joint would the stock have increased 622% in the last 30 years?
When my grandson Shaon was born one cold snowy day in February he weighed just 2 lb. 7 oz. He made his entrance to the world much sooner than expected and we were some what fearful that he may make his exit also, especially when his weight dipped to 2 lb. 2 oz. My daughter and I would make the daily hour drive through hazardous road conditions to visit him at Sparrow hospital in Lansing, but we could only stay a few hours as I had to work.
My daughter was distraught at leaving her little one and returning home night after night with him still hooked up to life support. She longed to spend more time with him.
The staff there recommended she stay at a Ronald McDonald home near there. It was within walking distance and she could spend as much time as she wanted visiting her infant daily. I could join her when I got out of work.
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The Ronald McDonald Houses is a home away from home for families to stay near their hospitalized children in 259 different communities. My daughter stayed in one free to be near her infant. The home had all the amenities of home. She would have stayed in a shack if need be to spend time with him, but I toured the home and it was beautiful. She would be able to relax here and regroup as she restored her spirit and mind to be her best when she returned to visit her son. The kitchen was stocked, the bed made, and the bathroom even had toiletries in case she forgot to pack something.
How could I not have a soft spot for Ronald McDonald? My grandson is now a healthy 13 year old, and McDonalds is still a booming restaurant despite the large amount of charitable acts they participate in. I firmly believe you can’t out give God, so those who are performing good deeds will be blessed.
I have accumulated some interesting facts about McDonalds just for you. The pictured above McDonalds, according to the photographer for Corry Young Photography is the worlds largest. It is located along the Will Rogers Turnpike or Interstate 44 located just south of Vinita, Oklahoma. Within this building is also a museum and gift shop. Imagine eating and watching traffic below whizzing by at 75 MPH.