Ronald McDonald House Charities of El Paso kicked off its 35th anniversary celebration with an event March 8 at 300 E. California.
Janie, who is staying at the Ronald McDonald House, shared her story and thanked attendees for their support.
As part of the anniversary celebration, the nonprofit has launched a fundraising campaign, Give 3 Nights. A gift of $35 helps a family stay at the Ronald McDonald House for three nights.
At the end of the 35-day campaign, April 11, the nonprofit will host a telethon on Facebook Live. It will include a tour of the house and testimonials from families.
Since 1984, the Ronald McDonald House has provided a home away from home for families with seriously ill children who are being treated in nearby hospitals.
Those interested in donating can text GIVE to 915-800-3138.