PHOENIX - This past summer, 7-year-old Serena Sangster was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder called aplastic anemia. This means that her bone marrow does not make red or white blood cells.
Serena needs specialized care at Phoenix Children's Hospital, but this means that she will have to spend months away from her family and her home in Holbrook, nearly 200 miles away.
Ronald McDonald House provides Serena and her family a place to stay during her treatment. This relieves the family of the stress and expense of a hotel.
Serena is responding well to her treatment and could go home as early as January.
This means that she will spend Christmas here in the Valley. She may be far away from family and friends, but for now, she has a place to call home away from home.