The Ronald McDonald House of Huntington is a place of refuge for families going through medical hardships. Now, residents will have a little more brightness during their stay.
The charity organization held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday to unveil a new media room for residents. The renovated room includes new televisions, book shelves, computer workstations, an Xbox, Playstation and more.
Residents at the Ronald McDonald House have children or family members receiving treatment at the Cabell Huntington Hospital. With the new media room, they’ll have a place to take care of work matters, do schoolwork, research treatment, or just have a little fun.
“It’s a good thing because you can come down here and get ahold of your family and let them know what’s going on with your kid,” said Corey Robertson, an 18-year-old resident of the Ronald McDonald House.
The media room renovation was donated by Ikie Light, owner of River City Ford – Subaru, and his family. Light and his wife visited the Ronald McDonald House last winter and noticed the outdated media room. That inspired them to offer their time and money to renovate the space.
“We both had a vision to make a nice place – a little more colorful, a little more modern – for the families to come and relax and spend time while their children are getting treatment,” said Light.