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"I feel that nothing is more truly artistic than to love people"
    ~ Vincent Van Gogh

Wes Wooden had a dream to care for Ronald McDonald House families in a special way. He created The Well-Being Salon in the new House, where stylists could volunteer their time to give moms, dads and children free haircuts. In addition, he was an amazing volunteer and supporter in so many ways.

A generous, anonymous donor has launched the Wes Wooden 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."

- Stephanie               

Donors will be recognized on signage outside The Well-Being Salon.  



Recent Activity

David Gibbins
Donation in Memory & Mailing list
$100
04/01/18
Laila Abdelkader
Donation in Memory & Mailing list
$20
03/31/18
Anthony Kent
Donation in Memory
$25
03/31/18
Luanne McNulty
Donation in Memory
$250
03/30/18

In memory of a very special man, Wes Wooden.

Janell Mason
Donation in Memory & Mailing list
$100
03/30/18

In support of your legacy of love, with gratitude for all you did for so many. Missing you already, and beyond thankful for your friendship. xxooJ

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Thank you from the family of Wes Wooden April 18, 2018

The family of Wes Wooden would like to thank you for your contribution to the Family Care Fund in his memory.  Wes was passionate about the mission of Ronald McDonald House, and we are comforted to know that his legacy will continue.  Many families will be impacted in the future by your generosity.   
 
With gratitude,
 
The Randolph Family