A generous, anonymous donor has launched the Wes Wooden RMHCA Family Care Fund at Ronald McDonald House. The Fund will help ensure that families have a comfortable stay while their critically ill child is hospitalized, and serve as a lasting memorial to Wes’s commitment to the Ronald McDonald House.
On January 13, 2017, Wes provided the very first services in the Well-Being Salon to a mom staying here. She emailed, telling us what it meant to her:
“We had an intense day that started early at the hospital. We met with doctors to go over critical genetic test results for our baby. After eight hours at the hospital. Heading back to the Ronald McDonald House all I could think about is that I was overwhelmed and it was the worst day of my life. The last thing on my mind was taking care of myself. Ironically, just yesterday, my husband asked if I wanted to get my hair done. I positively did, I just had no idea where to go in Little Rock or when I would have the time to leave my newborn. The timing could not have been more perfect, and I felt so honored to be the first guest at The Well-Being Salon. Wes was so kind and super creative with my hair. I was way overdue for some hair help and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out! I am forever grateful. This has been more than just a place to stay for our family - it has been an encounter that has revived my faith in humanity, by witnessing so much compassion in action."
Donors will be recognized on signage outside The Well-Being Salon.